His documented disability is aspergers syndrome and he has a documented delay in processing.Parent advocate is also telling me that I can‚Äôt do anything about it.Many parents that I work with have had great success this way.
I have been very firm with the Special Ed Director in insisting that it is our job to determine their disability. My parents are unable to afford a trip to the doctor and I don’t think they should have to. Morning: Mari, I want to applaud you for being such a strong advocate for students.Meanwhile the year is ticking away and these kids will leave me and be out of my reach. I know of many students with ADHD who are not on medication with documentation from their doctors. I would encourage you to educate the parents on how to navigate the school system and refer the parents to state resources to help them.You could check with your state’s testing manual to check this.Whatever the reason, the Team should discuss whether a new testing accommodation is needed (the testing manual can be helpful for this).In both cases, the parents have been told by physicians that their child has ADHD, but because they didn’t want to medicate, nothing was put in writing.
My district refuses to put them on a 504 plan until the parents bring in a written doctor diagnosis.
If you feel strongly about the use of the accommodation, disagree with any new one that is selected, or disagree if the Team selects no new one, you do have access to dispute resolution options.
You could ask for mediation, or could request a due process hearing. I would like to try to qualify her with SPED is this possible?
One potential reason I can think of is the use of that accommodation on statewide standardized testing.
For a student to receive a particular accommodation on statewide testing, he should routinely be using that same accommodation during in-class testing.
You could make a complaint to the state education agency or request mediation.