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post #21 of 29 Old 05-03-2013, 11:25 AM
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Honestly, I have no idea. Once I knew the school and my family finally realized that he DOES have a problem and my Aunt was pushing for him I stepped back and let my Aunt do the advocating. It was over a year ago, so she may have told me why but I don't remember.
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ADHD is not enough, by itself, to warrant an IEP. That's what they told me, anyway. He was tested for LDs and was found not to have any.

The good news is that at the moment, he's doing very well in math. But that might be due to the fact that they're reviewing material they've already covered and I have him in the Sylvan math program.

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For the IEP, there are two different levels, learning support or emotional support. ADHD in itself isn't enough, but was he tested to see if he qualifies?

If he didn't qualify then you could always try to get an IEP for emotional support instead. You can have the same educational assistance put into it still.

If it helps, here's a link to your rights with the IEP in Kansas.

http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?f...=3152&mid=8268
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I just wanted to say good luck and it's hard, and I understand. I've got a tough little case with both my kids, but my son is much like yours. Be firm, be persistent, and call people's bluffs.

I just wanted to say, you're a good Mom.
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When kids don't understand the lesson, they often become a bit disruptive. Teachers should know this and offer extra help. A neighbor's grade 3 lad was suspended for three days for disrupting the class. It was suggested he had a learning disability. His mother was duly upset when she related this to me. I told her to go see that teacher and suggest that she has a teaching disability. I also told her if she wrote a letter to the school board wanting to know why her son was rewarded with a 3 day vacation for disrupting the class, it would be dealt with. And it was.
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post #26 of 29 Old 05-13-2013, 01:03 AM
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I agree, you are a good Mom, and the fight is exhausting sometimes. That's ok, take a day off, refuel and come back stronger the next day.

I feel that all the time, and this is my rule I have set up for myself, to keep myself sane and still fighting.
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Thanks for the support, everybody. It means a lot.

The newest development is that, while he doesn't qualify for an IEP, he does qualify for a 504. Off to do more research.
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post #28 of 29 Old 05-14-2013, 02:36 PM
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Very interesting and informative thread to read! I didn't know about programs - something to keep in mind (if I ever need it).

Aforred, wishing you best luck!

P.S. I was bullied badly in school, so I know for myself how nasty/unpleasant it can be.

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post #29 of 29 Old 05-15-2013, 09:16 AM
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Not sure if this will help Aforred, but I found this on-line. Legal Implications

You are a great mother for being presistant in helping your son.
I worked for 9 years with kids that were in an adolecent home and most of the parents could have cared less if their kids graduated school such a shame.
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