The new case manager forwarded her notes to me as per my request. The most important part of the letter was the beginning.
She wrote: “The team has recommended full-time placement in the Behavioral Disabilities Class to help him learn to read in a small group environment that is supportive and consistant.”
“The parent has requested a different reading curriculum taught in class or private tutoring offered in addition to class and a second educational evaluation with a different learning disabilities consultant.”
Notice “team” and “parent” are two separate entities. But wait, wasn’t I suppose to be a part of “the team”?
On the next page there were bullet points.
It said, “Three main issues:”
“1. He is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is classified under the disability category of Other Health Impaired.”
“2. He is having difficulty acquiring grade level academics specifically in reading.”
“3. Behavior management: school is recommending a behavioral disabilities class (Emotionally Disturbed?) even though the behavior charts do not indicate a significant problem with behavior or compliance.”
Under the title “Special Education” it said,
” Annual Review held on March 27, 2003 but parent was not given a copy of the proposed plan per NJAC 6A:14-3.7(j) and still hasn’t been provided with it.”
“Case manager has indicated that all decisions are made the Director of the Child Study Team.”
These are just a few highlights from her notes. And I am pretty sure this is when it was decided she would go to boot camp! Remember I mentioned before, the boot camp seminar on how to screw and lie to parents.
In any event, although the district had proposed a plan I was told that the case manager would look into my requests and would get back to the child study team after investigating all of the possibilities to help aid the team in the decision making process.
So if they hadn’t made up their minds yet and were still investigating the other options that I had researched and requested then why did I receive a letter a few weeks later for the extended school year program that stated, “Your child has been enrolled in the following program: behaviorally disabled”
It was time to file DUE PROCESS!
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