I have 9 year old twin boys, adopted from foster care. ADHD, ODD and developmental delays. We’ve had behavior issues in school from day one. I requested IEP in first grade and was told they didn’t need it bc grades were good. Last school year, which was hard on everyone bc of covid, was a disaster. I didn’t hear much from the teachers so I thought things were fine. Parent teacher call I find out that they would do their work/cooperate depending on “what kind of mood they were in” and the teacher didn’t think it was “worth the fight” so she let a lot go from what I understand. They did get consequences but minimal. By the last month of the school year, one of them was so disruptive, she couldn’t keep him in the classroom. I tried to request IEP again and was told the same thing, grades are fine, not eligible, end of school year...
So I pushed more, they have a teacher that is actually taking it seriously. She’s not giving them chance after chance. So far, they seem to be doing ok.
However, I feel I need a plan that will follow them when they don’t have this teacher anymore. She is trying to help me, but they are making acceptable grades so it’s hard to say their behavior is interfering with learning. She thinks a 504 maybe the way to go.
I’ve tried researching the web and I just feel lost.
Any advice or direction to a place I can learn what I need to know. We are in TN.
Why do they make it so complicated!!🤯😄