Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Long Road Ahead

We had an IEP meeting yesterday to discuss Colin's placement for 1st grade that was technically a continuation from the last meeting. Despite how well this year has gone and how much progress Colin has made they still want to remove him from his current placement where has been so successful this year and place him in a self contained setting. The only reason that we are given as to why this should be the case is because he is not at the same academic level as his peers and according to IDEA, he does not have to be to be learning in his least restrictive environment with his "non disabled peers". I want to know when families like ours will get to stop using valuable resources on fighting for our children's basic right to be learning in a general education classroom, especially when they are making progress and are successful. It's wrong and I'm tired of it. He's 6 years old and we will starting this long road all over again.

No comments: