I know Brian Denger is in DC, but he really knows the Special Ed law. I suppose in TX the ARD is equivalent to the IEP?
If so, there are guidelines about how quickly you must have an IEP meeting if a parent requests it. I would have not been happy for them 'wasting' my time. I understand family emergencies, but they should have cancelled and re-scheduled if for the next school day if that met your schedule!
Where can I get this DMD learning guide? It sounds like it would be of great help. Also I checked out the advocacy inc website and ordered the manual you can also print it out which is pretty cool. Thanks for good info.
What grade is Sam in? I'm assuming he had a full evaluation last year before that ARD meeting? What is in his IEP now? Are there specific interventions to help him progress in LA? Concerning the meeting, make sure you document what happened...and then write a letter requesting a meeting without undue delay. I really don't understand why, after the meeting, whatever it was called, that included you, a school administrator, classroom teacher, and resource teacher, the testing accomodation couldn't be added to the IEP. As long as you consent to the diagn. to be excused, it should've been ok. Going back though, there needs to be specific goals/ interventions to help him progress in LA, rather than just testing accomodations.
Educational Consultant/Advocate, CA