Milo has an IEP. He's in 2nd grade in Berkeley Public Schools. We would consider private school but frankly, none of the schools around here are accessible. Contrary to a lot of families, we've had relative success with working out the IEP details. Milo's school principal, teacher, special ed coordinator and PTA are all behind us. The only hitches we've experienced have been on the district level (where $ is always the issue).
I can see how even with an "easy IEP" we could use your services, so I'm sure you'll get a lot of interest in your expertise.
Let's see. Just off the top of my head: PT and OT (including learning a typing program) at school, some aide time (at critical moments of the day, mostly traveling in the hall), an evacuation chair and training for staff, training for staff on safe pick-up, agreement to allow him to go directly to class in the AM instead of lining up and struggling through busy hallways, double-buddy system on the elevator (one to get a grown-up and one to stay with Milo, in case of emergency), adjustable chair, extra time to complete written work if need be, test accommodations. I think that's all in there, some of it is unwritten.
The hang-up we've had with our district is push-button dooring. Makes me crazy!
What a great idea Kelli. I think it's grea that you're offering your services like this. =)
Carter is in Pre-K right now, through Head Start with our school district. He has an IEP, but all that's included at this point is Adaptive PE once a week; he was in Speech therapy as well previously, but they took him out of it this school year and we are going to have him re-evaluated for Kindergarten.
I am interested in any tips or things that we need to worry about adding to his IEP for the coming school year since he will be entering Kindergarten in August.
If there are any families from southern CA who would like to attend the conference, but can't, please call me or send me a message. As the Parent Outreach Coordinator for Duchenne San Diego (DSD), my goal is to identify as many DMD families in need of connecting in our area as possible, and then make it happen! We are sponsoring families to attend the conference at no cost, because we believe the conference is THAT valuable. This will be my 7th conference and I have truly benefitted each and every time I come.
If you are not from SoCal, please spread the word to any families you know who are. We are going to have to finalize reservations/arrangements very soon.
My phone number is 619.446.8617.