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Old 12-11-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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Any parents have a child with Cerebral Palsy? Can you tell me what I should expect with school and learning disabilities? We're talking about a 5th grader. Are there good websites or places to get information?
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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Any parents have a child with Cerebral Palsy? Can you tell me what I should expect with school and learning disabilities? We're talking about a 5th grader. Are there good websites or places to get information?
I think that this is a tough question to answer because CP varies so widly. For instance, my two best friends each have a sibling with CP. One friend has a 35 year old brother with CP who is wheelchair bound and has severe MR. The other has a 21 year old sister who received some special services in high school but can hold down a regular job. Where you do live? What information exactly are you looking for? Have you talked at all to your doctor about what to expect with your child in particular, etc?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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He has mild CP and I'm wondering about learning disabilities. I live in Illinois.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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He has mild CP and I'm wondering about learning disabilities. I live in Illinois.
I'm from IL as well. Are you near Chicago? You say he's in 5th grade? I would request a case study evaluation and have him assessed for a LD. You should definitly look at the IL parents guide Parent Rights - Special Education
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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Thank you. We have had evaluations done in the past. Maybe it's time for another one since he is older.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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Thank you. We have had evaluations done in the past. Maybe it's time for another one since he is older.

He should have an updated IEP each year (a review meeting) and a new full eval every 3 years. I would definitly request a new eval to see where he is at.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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I'm going to call the school today and talk to the specialist there. Thank you for the support! It's so hard to watch them struggle!
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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I'm going to call the school today and talk to the specialist there. Thank you for the support! It's so hard to watch them struggle!
No problem! You are definitly doing everything you need to to make things as easy as possible for them!
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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I talked to the school today. We might move up the 3 year eval. We'll see. Thanks for listening!
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I have a child with CP - but he's only 5 so I am not where you are yet. Reach out to the disability advocacy groups in your area and nationally... The Arc would be a great start and resource.

I'm confused though, have you know about his cp his whole life? Has he not been receiving school based support since age 3?
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