We asked for an out of district placement and that a Functional Behavioral Assessment be done by an independent evaluator. Charlie's records are being sent to a large autism center and we will be visiting it.
And I got completely emotional and was..........difficult. It just all came out, whatever I've felt since I first burst into tears when Charlie's teacher, on a home visit, first mentioned the possibility of placing him in Bancroft back in October of 2008. I was not a model IEP parent or advocate. I was a mother whose son is as I write about him here, not a child who is put into three-person "protective holds" and a helmet with a face mask. I was not as effective as I should have been.
Jim said plain and simple, the district failed Charlie. It has and we just want him out. It looks like that's going to be what happens.
At the meeting were:
a supervisor of special education
Charlie's case manager
We were not informed that the following individuals would be at the meeting. We had asked for the ABA consultant to be present, but it had not been made clear to us that she would indeed be.
the ABA consultant
occupational therapist who did an evaluation of Charlie that we were not informed about
speech therapist who did an evaluation of Charlie