I met with the Director of Special Education this afternoon. I brought these notes with me.
current aide is assigned one on one with another child
both my children said she touched my eight year old autistic daughter
aide got off the bus and went 50+ feet up my driveway to tell me she didn’t touch no kid
my daughter is afraid to ride the bus with this aide.
Contacted bus company who said my kid was a “fibber”
Contacted school principal
Contacted Director of Special Education
Contacted Ass. Superintendent: after being given two weeks to deal with difficulty, said he was unable to help and I should “do what I have to do”
Immediate acceptable remedies
Aide replaced on bus
children moved to different route
Every adult who comes in contact with my child, including bus drivers and aides, needs to be provided with training, by professional trainers, on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
CSE Chairperson, Mrs. Very Stupid Chairperson
Does not follow NYS Regulations
Presents inaccurate information as fact
Presents her opinion as fact (ex, my daughter is not developmentally disabled, Bipolar is the diagnosis of the decade)
Decisions are determined before CSE meeting
Has a multiple year history of trying to deny my child her FAPE
Have tried working with the Director of Special Education to work around Mrs. V. S. Chairperson. Takes many weeks and concerted effort to get my concerns even addressed. In the mean time, my children are denied necessary services
Immediate Acceptable Remedies
Director of Special Education to act as Chairperson for both of my children, effective immediately.
Mrs. V.S. Chairperson needs to either be trained on the regulations governing a CSE and how to run a CSE meeting or she needs to be replaced as Chairperson of CSE.
The meeting lasted 15 minutes. The Director of Special Ed agreed to chair my girls meetings. She also agreed to add individual speech to the 2 groups Hope gets weekly. She suggested that she ride with my girls and try to solve the problem. If that doesn’t work, she suggested adding an aide just for my girls to make sure there were no further problems. I didn’t even have to hire a lawyer.