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tracy2006
tracy2006 asks:
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what happens when the school is not followinf her iep and when the parent thinks the teach is not qualified in teaching kids with autism

In Topics: Special education
> 60 days ago

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Louiseasl
Dec 22, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

This is a difficult question to answer not having specifics. However, in general whenever you feel that the IEP is not being followed then parents have the right to request a meeting with staff. Make all requests in writing as this is a legal process. Also, consider connecting with local or state special education groups, such as the local Autism Speaks chapter in your area. (www.AutismSpeaks.com for information).

A special education advocate may also need to be consulted, if you wish. (Keep in mind this is not an expense covered by the IEP process or schools, in most cases.)

As for a teacher who you feel is not qualified, this is a district concern and should again be addressed in writing to the supervisor of special education for your area, if you so desire to pursue this avenue.

Good luck and we wish you well.


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kim.jones
kim.jones writes:
You may have selected a school that does not have a special ed. classroom specifically for students on the ASD Spectrum.  The least restrictive environment chosen by the  IEP TEAM may be a general ed. setting with support from a special education teacher conultant or a special ed. classroom that is not necesarily designated for ASD students.  This class would be a lower student to pupil ratio and the teacher would be certified in special ed but not necessarily ASD.
    If this is not working, you may need to find a more restrictive environment for your child.  Explore within your county classrooms that are designed for ASD students with a teacher certifiedfied in that area.  A more restictive environment may be what your child needs at this time.  As appropriate behavior and social skills are developed, this child may then reenter a general ed. classroom with special ed. support.
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jenneferb
jenneferb writes:
I removed my son for this very reason but am having a lot of problems finding a "right fit" for him. please contact department of special ed, before you do anything as rash as i did. Good luck we all need it :)
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