Hairyducked Idiot wrote:For sure. We have IEP meetings constantly.
But at the end of the day, it's just a piece of paper. The school system has been amazing for the most part, but it just takes one school employee making one bad choice on one bad day.
I have about a dozen stories where I've been called in to consult by a school district for a behavior plan for a child with ASD because the school did something egregious and are trying to avoid a law suit.
In one case a newly hired, highly valued football coach (making more than the superintended) tackled a middleschool kid who eloped the classroom and held him on the ground for 45 minutes while the child was having a meltdown.
During the meeting the coach came in big dicking everyone about how the school needed to kick the kid out of school and have better discipline policy. The district lawyer looked at him and said, "I don't think you understand, at the current time you are fired and we are trying to save your job."
I do not do any school consultation because they can't seem to follow a behavior intervention plan.