IEP time today…..

As special needs parents we are ALL probably familiar with the IEP’s (Individualized Education Plan).

It’s that time of year again. We had to do our end of the year IEP review. This is a meeting at the school that basically reviews Gavin’s progress and sets new goals for him meet for the upcoming year. While we have struggle in most areas of our life we have been blessed when it comes to Gavin’s school. Many special needs parents have to wage war with school officials in order to get there child’s IEP needs met. We are lucky because we NEVER have that struggle at least since he switched school a few years ago and we left the public school system behind.

Gavin’s school is VERY helpful with IEP’s.

In fact this year I found myself thinking we need to consider actually backing off just a little bit. I don’t want Gavin spoon fed, so to speak. I want him to earn as much on his own as possible. Gavin HAS to be prepared for real life as much as possible. I certainly want the playing field level for him so he has a fair chance. If he needs special consideration then I want him to have it. I just don’t want him babied, if that makes sense. He’s doing SO much better in school that he just doesn’t need as much assistance as he did prior.

The great thing about IEP’s is that they can ALWAYS be revisited and adjusted to meet Gavin’s ever changing needs.

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