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If a child has an emotional disturbance listed on IEP will that follow him/her for rest of life?  If the child wants to join army, become FBI agent et

In Topics: School and Academics, Special needs
> 60 days ago

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BMelton
Feb 27, 2011
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The diagnosis of a psychological disorder is a very intensive process. When emotions or behaviors interfere with educational progress, the school and parents evaluate whether this warrants an individual education plan (IEP). Children's records are confidential and may be released with a parent signature before age 18 or with the student's signature after age 18.

In some cases, a child may qualify early in schooling but later no longer continues to qualify.

The military and law enforcement, for example, screen for these issues, so it is possible that your child would not be accepted under certain criteria.

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