Special Education Evaluation Process

Thanks to the help of the Central Florida Parent Center, my documentation and my persistence at being an advocate for my daughter, the special education evaluation process has begun. After making a complaint to the state of Florida for no response to my request for an evaluation last school year, my daughter's need for Homebound schooling over the summer and now (except for two classes that she is taking at school), the district finally accepted the need for an evaluation. My daughter has medical conditions and anxiety that are contributing to her difficulty learning. We are not sure if she … [Read more...]

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Evaluation For Learning Disability Granted

It's been a long time, but the school district has finally granted my daughter's evaluation for a learning disability. It feels as if I've accomplished something amazing, which shouldn't be the case. When a student is absent from school 53 days and a parent isn't told about the Hospital Homebound program, or a student who normally gets A's and B's says she is struggling with her schoolwork and is getting D's and F's is ignored, something isn't right. The School District Made Mistakes When I did request an evaluation, it was unknown what my daughter's problems were. At first, I didn't get an … [Read more...]

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Hospital Homebound Program – Special Education

My daughter is starting the Hospital Homebound - Special Education program for school. Because the diagnosis of Narcolepsy has caused numerous absences, her doctor requested that she be homebound for the rest of the school year. This way she can keep up with her school work with a teacher coming to our home. The individualized instruction will also assist Sammi with the problem of concentration due to excessive sleepiness. The teacher can only come to our home in the evening because she teaches full time, so we are going to work on either a nap during the day or a later wake up time. We … [Read more...]

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Parent Centers Assist Children with Disabilities in Public Education

Thanks to my good friend RobynsWorld on Twitter, I learned how Parent Centers help children with disabilities in the public education setting.  I reached out to her because we received a letter from Sammi's school that set up a meeting to determine if she is eligible for a 504 Accommodation Plan. Even though I have a strong background in eduction, especially for children with disabilities, I'm lost right now. So when Robyn gave me the link for the Parent Center in for my region, I immediately signed up. In about 5 minutes I received a phone call from a trained volunteer parent.  Next I … [Read more...]

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