So today, in the midst of the chaos of trying to figure out what the best path is for my family, I got a call from our state Department of Public Instruction. (DPI) A couple of days ago, I mentioned on my blog that I was submitting a request for a facilitated IEP to the Department. Today I got a call from the Department telling me that the school requested a facilitated IEP. A move that the Department admits is highly unusual. It is very rare for a school to think that a facilitated IEP is beneficial to them. So why are they doing this? Is it in response to the attack on my daughter yesterday? Are they hoping that if they give with one child, we won’t push them on the assault issue? I have been in contact with the investigative department of DPI as well. I asked them
So I had to stop at our high school to sign some papers for one of my kids special education teachers, and the Superintendent happened to hear my voice. He came out, asked me if I had a few minutes so he could give me the paperwork for home schooling. Now, if you are following my blog, you already know this.. we are in spirited discussions with our district regarding the return of our youngest to public school. He was in a residential behavior modification program for 7 months. And once he completed their program they discharged him. Now the school doesn’t want him back, they want us to bus him 40 miles one way to another day treatment program. They will pay all expenses. Our argument is that our son deserves a chance to at least try to be successful in the public school setting. Least Restrictive Environment it
>Well, M is finally asleep. It has been a rough day. Started with him getting a bath and writing all over the tub with a pencil. Then the mouth started. Took away all privileges. Mouth continued. Ended up being a long day and he got incredibly mouthy. He got so mad he threatened to hurt himself. So we restrained him. Then he started cussing me out. Got him calmed down. Still no privileges. He was ok for a while, then we discovered that he had a book and paper that he wasn’t supposed to have. Took them away, and he started throwing things. Tried to throw my laptop. Was successful in getting it away from him without hurting him or the laptop. Got him calmed down again. I had to run an errand so left for a bit. We let him work on a puzzle with his siblings and mom.