IEP's and shortened school days - Page 2
KC Michigan, I am in Michigan (Ann Arbor) and my son's IEP team refused my request for a shortened school day. He is autistic, has sensory and anxiety issues. I'm curious about where are you in MI and if you were able to get a shortened day for your DD written into her IEP. Thank you!!
We were in Oakland County.
Then we moved to another state and DD was able to complete another year of PreK (vs K) at 1/2 day. It was perfect for her. She then went into 1st grade with only minor adaptations and we dropped her IEP. My other DD has a 504, but does not have a shortened day.
Had we stayed, we would have written in her IEP that due to fatigue: DD would need an adapted school day. The school system was open to the idea and willing to work with me on the issue. At the time, DD received OT and PT in PreK.
I would talk to your local (or find) a Special Education advocate. Also do some research on Wrightslaw.com for specific laws that may help you get an adapted school day.
The rationale for the shortened day must be related to the IEP qualifying disability. Then the school should be able to use that to determine the best schedule for your DS.