Yesterday, we had a sort of unofficial IEP meeting with my son’s new school. Transitioning from elementary school to middle school, my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to meet the IEP team in an unofficial capacity. My son attended as well, and it was an excellent way of not only introducing him to his primary teachers, but to also let the team know what to expect with his Tourette’s Syndrome and other diagnoses.
Everyone was very willing to listen to our understanding of TS and suggestions. Many questions were asked in regards to certain scenarios that may come up. It was a great way to clear the air and start the school year off on a good note. I highly recommend doing this for any special needs child who may be transitioning from one school to another within the same district. I have to give high props to Capital School District in Dover, Delaware for their excellent special education team!