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Old 11-28-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Can someone please tell me mroe about the process of trying to get special services for my daughter? I have a meeting coming up and I feel like I'm going into a lion's den. I have no idea what I am in for.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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What school district are you in? You can also search LI C-D for threads on school districts and special needs students.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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how old is she?
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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Do you have a CSPE or CPE meeting coming up or are you asking how to initiate the process for your daughter to be evaluated and receive special education services? The process depends on your daughter's age.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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Without going into too much personal detal, what type of special services?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:04 AM
 
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She is 5, in kindergarten. I have already asked she be evaluated.... all tests have been done and I have a meeting to say what the results and I guess, what their "plan" from here is.
I have also brought her to a ped. neurologist, who says she has ADD. Yesterday she took Vyvance for the first time- WOW- I'm not giving her that again. She was racing and babbling... just not my daughter.
Anyway, the ADD, as her teacher puts it is just a small piece of the pie for her. I am more concerned about what seems to be dyslexia.
There is a very long history of learning disabilities on my husbands side.

But if I don't agree with what they say at my meeting....then what?
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:00 AM
 
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You can say that you want her reevulated, and not agree with their diagnosis. There should be a parent advocate at the meeting also. Did you get the reports of all the evals? If so, read over them and disect them. Bring all school reports to the meetings.

Good luck. Been there, done that
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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My older child received services many years ago, he's almost 25 now. I found joining SEPTA to be extremely helpful, the other parents had a lot of experience in getting services approved and just support in general.
Good luck!
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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@okaydorothy- they didn't give me the results!!! thats what I though I was going to the meeting for. Hmmm, see what I mean? I don't know what I'm in for. The teacher tells me "they are already doing everything they can do for her anyway"
Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I found joining SEPTA to be extremely helpful, the other parents had a lot of experience in getting services approved and just support in general.
Good luck!

Excellent advice if you don't have an advocate yet! My daughter was fortunate in getting/finding an outstanding advocate from the beginning; she listened and learned and now she doesn't need anyone to tell her where to go, what to ask, etc. - she's an expert! And my grandson flourishes as a result (Yes, he still needs services, with no end in sight.)
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