LaTysa Flowers, Parent Educator/Partner call 858-663-2939. Skilled and experienced in special education advocacy, mental health support with an emphasis on direct family and children services. Affordable services to support family during difficulty navigating the tools school districts have to offer.
The following sample letters have been created to make your life easier. Each sample letter has example information in each necessary field. This is to be used as a guide. You should always keep a copy of any letter for your own records.
- Template Spec Ed Referral-self advocates
- Sample-Stay-Put-Letter (2)
- Letter_-Request-Reconvened-IEPT (1)
- FERPA-copies-of-records (1)
Your child is all of our future we would be delighted to take your school to task and get the services your child needs to thrive.
The schools have lost so much money by Sacramento that they have no choice then to cut everywhere they can and the need for Education Coach is even more important then ever.
” I would love to provide the service for free if I could as it provides me some much joy to get your child on the right track with accommodation inside his/her classroom or get you the free mental health services that Federal Law States in IDEA is the schools responsibility to pay not yours. I will also workout a way such that you can afford the services you need to get help.”
WHAT TO DO IF IEP TEAM MEMBER BECOMES ADVERSARIAL?
Often, parents find themselves experiencing IEP meetings in which IEP team members conduct themselves in an adversarial manner. IDEA requires school districts to collaborate with parents and adhere to special education law. A Compliance complaint is an advocacy tool in which parents can hold districts accountable to meeting the needs of children on IEP’s and respecting parent rights.
The California Department of Education must resolve the complaint within 60 days. It will review all relevant information and make an independent determination about the alleged education code violations. An on-site investigation may be conducted if necessary and a written decision will be provided to the complainant addressing each allegation.
Thirty days after the timeline for corrective action, the CDE’s Focused Monitoring Technical Assistance Unit contacts the complainant to confirm that the complaint has been resolved. Additional information regarding the filing of a state complaint may be accessed by calling the Procedural Safeguards Referral Service at (800) 926-0648.
The complaint should contain the name and address of the child, the name of the current school and school district, a description of the problem, (e.g. The District is failing to implement the last agreed upon IEP – The district agreed to provide speech and language services three times a week. The District is only providing services once a week), and proposed resolution (e.g. That the District be ordered to provide speech and language services three times a week and any compensatory speech and language services to make up for missed sessions).
GREAT LINKS OF ONLINE HELP
|California Department of Education||www.cde.ca.gov|
|Americans with Disabilities Act||www.ada.gov|
|United States Office of Special Education||www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html|
|Office of Civil Rights||www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html|
|Disability Rights of California||www.disabilityrightsca.org|
|Office of Administrative Hearings||www.oah.dgs.ca.gov|
|COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates)||www.copaa.org|
|Dayle McIntosh Center||www.daylemc.org|
|Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation||www.bpkids.org|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness||www.nami.org|
|Autism Society of America||www.autism-society.org|
|For OC KIDS||www.forockids.org|
|Grandparents Autism Network||www.ganinfo.org|
|National Center for Learning Disabilities||www.ncld.org|
|International Dyslexia Foundation||www.interdys.org|
|Florida Center for Reading Research||www.fcrr.org|
|Handwriting Without Tears||www.hwtears.com|