I could just cry.

Ok, fine, I AM crying.  Can anyone please explain to me why every thing has to be so complicated?  We agreed to update Monkey’s IEP.  We agreed to update his goals/benchmarks and add the summer preschool classroom.  We specifically said at the meeting that we would not sign an IEP that changed anything other than these areas.  Two different people confirmed that that was exactly correct, one of whom was his teacher.

So, why, do you suppose, am I reading an IEP with new accommodations, omitted accommodations, altered language in the methodology and a re-written parent statement in ADDITION to the things we agreed to change?   Did they think we wouldn’t read it?

I’ve got to be wearing some sort of “Kick Me” sign, right?  His teacher is going to show up tomorrow between 7:30 and 8 AM expecting to pick up a signed IEP.  I’m trying to decide what to leave her.  None of my ideas include a signed IEP, some might be illegal…

5 thoughts on “I could just cry.

  • June 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm
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    I am so angry for you. I remember being so frustrated with Punkin’s teacher last year because she just didn’t get it. Not until like the last two months he was in her room. I was very close to pulling him out. But I was kind of left with either paying out the nose for a private school (which I wasn’t sure was any better) or homeschooling (which wasn’t really an option).

    You know, I bet you would be eligible for waiver and respite services now if you wanted to use them. Are you hooked up with that stuff? They work on life skills, too. Punkin has fine motor, self – dressing, and toileting goals. (Not that I am taking the psychologist’s side. I have a long list of complaints against our own school psychologist. I wasn’t there to hear what yours said, but I’m pretty sure I would have had the same reaction.)

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  • June 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm
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    We are not set up and it’s not that we’re opposed to it but we don’t need it at this point.

    I didn’t go into very much detail on her report but it was all so negative. It did not seem like the same child that his other providers and his teacher were describing. That conclusion along with how negatively she described his abilities and level of functioning combined were the real issue for us.

    And seriously, as a school psychologist, maybe a little more skill in handling parent of children w/special needs might not be uncalled for.

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  • June 19, 2008 at 9:00 am
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    Oh no they didn’t! Ok, so I believe you, but they actually changed the PARENT statement? How dare they?! I will be praying that you get them straightened out. Stick to your guns and do NOT sign that IEP if you are not satisfied. They will learn real quick who not to mess with.

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  • June 19, 2008 at 9:25 am
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    Isn’t that just the height of arrogance? To change the words that Duhdee and I wrote describing our vision and hopes for our child…infuriating. And so, so unecessary that I can’t imagine what the purpose was.

    Oh, and. Teacher still hadn’t shown up when Duhdee left the house at 9. Glad I didn’t wait for her this AM to discuss.

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  • June 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm
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    I’d send you some form of chocolate to make you feel better but I know in this type of situation that probably wouldn’t even help. It sounds like some majorly illegal stuff happened on there part. There would be no way in Hades that I would sign it.

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