Navigating the school system with your PWS child can feel overwhelming. Parents often feel unprepared, overwhelmed, and outnumbered for Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings. We offer IEP support including diagnosis-specific school education for children with PWS, consultation with schools and school behavioral teams, and advocacy during IEP meetings for children struggling with PWS related behavior challenges. During meetings we recommend educational supports and modifications to the plan as appropriate, propose new or revised goals that align with your child's needs, and help ensure that the IEP team hears your concerns and honors your wishes.
This service is free to families. We offer support via video-chat or phone conference to ensure we can support any family that needs assistance, regardless of location.
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) provides numerous safeguards and protections for children with special needs, including:
The ability to call an IEP meeting at any time.
The ability to bring anyone you want to an IEP meeting - it is illegal for schools to discourage you from doing so!
The right to request another assessment from another provider, at no cost to you if you disagree with the district's assessment.
The ability to request that the time and date for your child's IEP meeting be changed to accomodate your schedule.
Your child's IEP goals should be defined in observable and measureable terms.
Your child's IEP should state how and when you will be informed of their progess.
If your child's behavior impedes his or her learning, he or she may have the right to behavioral supports, including a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan.