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mistypieces wrote at 2011-01-27 18:09:13
I am an adult female with AS and my son (12) also has AS. As long as your child is not doing as well as he CAN in school (compared to his own abilites) they must offer an IEP. Also, if you ask the school for an evaluation, it is my understanding that they have to.

AS isn't a disability or a defect. Only when compared to NT's are we "different". I consider it like being a different race, like african american. Theres nothing wrong with us, we're just a new "race" or "breed" of people...consider it evolution. :)

Take care!


Jan wrote at 2013-01-06 17:26:47
Just as a side note to the above, a 504 plan does not provide for special education.  A 504 plan provides accommodations only that are necessary for a child to access his/her education.  If a student requires specialized instruction, then he/she should be eligible under IDEA and will have an IEP.


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I can answer questions about disability definitions and criteria for services, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, No Child Left Behind, 504 plans, how to craft an IEP that drives the appropriate services, school placement, dispute options, and least restrictive environment. I worked in the public school system as a special educator and am now in private consulting practice where we assist parents as they navigate the special education process. I have expertise in all educational disabilities except blind/visual impairments and deaf/hard of hearing. This includes ADHD and other health impairments, medical conditions, dyslexia and learning disabilities, Autism, emotional disabilities, language processing problems, and interfering behaviors.

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10 years as special educator and administrator in public school system; Director of ABCs for Life Success since 1998; Expert services such as analysis and testimony; Author: Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What you can do now to advocate for your exceptional child's education; Special Needs Advocacy Training Institute; internet radio show Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education; author School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders released March 2010 (Prufrock Press).

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Masters in Special Education with Emphasis on Inclusive Education (Johns Hopkins University); B.S.in Special Education (James Madison University); Conduct training for Universities, public and private schools, parent groups. Adjunct professor current George Washington University and prior George Mason University.

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