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Absences

Absences

What do I need to know about Getting Absences written on an IEP?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Is it absences for a Dr appointment and you're letting them know in advance ? If that's the case, you need to call a meeting and tell them you want the notice of absences on the IEP so they are aware of them. If you know specifically which Drs. you can tell them or specific times of the year you expect these appointments to be. Be very specific as to the months and Drs., therapists, etc. With our IEPs we see the items as they will appear on the IEP so make sure everything you see is correct. If something is missing, let them know right there and then.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hopie then you are doing all you can do

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yeah. they marked him absent but he was at school.... I had his daily sheet that was filled out by the teacher, and his school work from that day.
Anyway we got all his absences cleared up.
But I need to be able to let them know that he has apts that are obligations as well as the school....

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Well Jaxon would pull the note off of him.
I do the gmail. And am making sure all his doctors know that I need double copies anytime he's there for any reason.
copy for me, copy for school system

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I never wrote absences into either of my children's IEP's. I did however keep meticulous records of every time they were sick or couldn't make it to school for other reasons. One year my son had 52 absences. The school district tried to chastise me but I was able to explain why and actually ended up having them put more accommodations into his IEP because of it. It can be scary though. School districts can be mean.

Also, for therapies where my child has to repeatedly arrive late or leave early I write a note to the school to keep in their files.

posted almost 5 years ago
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