Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bye bye IEP

It was a Chinese Special Needs adoption.  

We didn't bother to review the file with an international adoption medical expert because we had no intention of saying no either way--and spending up to $500 for the consult just seemed silly.  Google was my friend, although some of the terms listed here didn't translate very well.  

Last month we reviewed his reports for his reevaluation prior to his PPT meeting and we weren't surprised at all.  

This kid does NOT have a special need.  

All of those scary terms from his Chinese file meant nothing.  

When we adopted him we knew it could have gone either way, and we were prepared for anything.  Finding out that other people realize how brilliant he is just happens to be icing on the cake.


Isn't that the kind of son that everybody wants? 

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  1. Hooray!!! I'd encourage you to look into a 504, though. Our son has a similar limb difference, but has no need for an IEP. His limb difference is reason enough for a 504 "just in case" he needs anything during school. So far, we've had amazing teachers who are willing to let him figure things out on his own, but we do have the plan as a back up for the one teacher (technology) who wasn't willing to learn how to provide him what he needed in computer skills.

  2. Thanks! We actually did set up a 504 plan. So far his team is amazing but things change from year (the team and our son's needs) so a 504 does make perfect sense in his case. Thanks for your response!