I am a 1:1 associate who works with BD kids. Can I be assigned to my own special needs child?
I am a 1:1 teachers associate for a wonderful school district in Iowa. Three years ago, our district adopted an inclusion policy for all of our special needs & behavior kids and it's working well. My 8 year old daughter has classical Autism, with a secondary diagnosis of ADHD and mild MR. She has a very involved IEP & BIP. I would like to propose to our Director of Special Education that I be assigned to my daughter as her 1:1 associate. I believe it would be a win-win for everyone involved with her education. I am committed to what's best for her while being respectful and having integrity with the certified staff that work with her. In other words, I will work hard to ensure certified staff doesn't feel like I'm stepping in front of their authority or decision making - I will save it for her IEP meetings as I always have. I would like to know if this has been done elsewhere and if it was successful. Thank you so much for any input you can provide.