Since coming online with the new blog and website on January 3rd, I have made an incredible number of new friends. Some really fantastic people are connecting with me. How lucky am I? ==== Back to the topic for the night. Have you ever experienced a Facilitated IEP? According to the website http://www.directionservice.org, a facilitated IEP is: “A facilitated IEP meeting is an IEP meeting that includes an impartial facilitator who promotes effective communication and who assists the IEP team in developing an acceptable IEP. The facilitator keeps the team focused on the proper development of the IEP while addressing conflicts that arise. IEP Facilitation is not used to resolve disputes unrelated to the IEP.” In the state of North Dakota, the facilitator is paid by the state, which in turn enforces the impartiality of the facilitator because they can’t be influenced by either the school district or the parent.
>No word yet from the Dr, regarding M’s med wash. All in due time. It is frustrating, M is regressing emotionally. Sometimes it is like having a three year old in the house again. This past weekend he wet his pants a couple of times. We were at home, and have two bathrooms. The school special ed teacher noticed it too, after I talked about it in our communication notebook. A communication notebook is just a notebook that we write daily concerns about M in. The special ed teacher writes her concerns about the day, as well as any behaviors that she saw. The other thing is he asked my wife and I to break his arm. Not sure what that is about. Life with M has been difficult at home. Some say he acts that way at home because he knows we will love him anyway. Having M in