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Old 03-08-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Sounds to me like you are being very pro-active...keep up the good work.
Thank you, we will. I just wish I had not listened/worried about what the other people would say if I fought for him...
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Good for you, you definitely need to do everything you can for your kids even when it makes you unpopular. I have sat in too many IEP meetings as a teacher in which nothing seemed to get done for the child. Unfortunately, money plays a huge factor in our schools today, and the funding doesn't seem to be going to where it needs to be. If you ask me the whole system needs revamped. Everything is centered around "the test", kids are not always getting the services they need, and teachers are paid pennies. I did not go into teaching for the money, I went into it to make a difference. However, the system doesn't always allow you to make a difference.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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jimj, keep advocating! Your son needs you, and no one else can/will help him like you! Keep up the good work!

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Old 03-14-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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This is the reason why litigation is needed. Those statements about funding being an issue, while your son languished with not being serviced should be ran to the nearest advocate, and or attorney.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I don't disagree, finding an attorney here that would take such a case is almost impossible because most have done work for, or are currently linked to the schools in some fashion. I think we might have found the answer which is Job Corps.
They are prepared to work with kids with his disablities and will train him for the job he wants (culinary arts) and teach him how to deal with coworkers better.
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