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How do I go about this? I haven't felt like he was ready.... his delays are pretty severe from extreme prematurity.<br>
So I've been kind of homeschooling him, but haven't gotten very far due to some disconnects between me and him... and 2 complicated pregnancies and bedrest.<br><br>
So now I feel like it might be the best plan for him. How do you enroll this age? I'm scared of getting CPS'ed.<br><br>
I'll cross-post in the education at school section.
 

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From having contact with several special needs schools in my area, and also through conversations with parents in other states, there are A LOT of variances between schools. My best advice would be to call the school(s) in your area and make appointments to go and visit. Usually there is an application involved, but you definitely want to make sure you see the school first and see student-teacher interactions.<br><br>
There should not be CPS involvement, I don't think, if you have been trying to homeschool--often developmental delays need strict programs and curricula that are difficult to implement, so it is not your fault in any way if you are having trouble. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Another thing to check is to see if you could volunteer at the school or come by and check in on how things are going. Often they have some one-way mirrored windows so you can watch and see, plus most places will encourage home programs of some sort and be in contact with you which would be very helpful to continue work and learning at home.
 

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what do you mean? Have you registered your child with your county at your county's age of compulsory education? In my state it's 6-16. If you have been then you have no worries. If you haven't I still think you'll be okay as long as you can show some proof of what you have been doing in case you need to (Act confident; for 5 years I didn't keep a log and no one cared!)<br><br>
As far as enrolling him you just need to bring his birth certificate, social security card, immunization records or exemptions and fill out a form to register him at the school your child goes to. I agree with checking out the school first. Also calling first is a great idea since the school your child is supposed to go to may not be the one to provide services as is the case with us. You'll be directed to a number to set an appt to schedule a screening for an IEP. That's how you get services for your child.<br><br>
*My child is getting screened this Aug for services through the school system. We want ST and OT. We'll still be homeschoolers so I need to bring him to an elementary school a few miles away. (There is an elementary school behind our house but I need to drive to one that is 6 miles away because that is where the services are rendered.)<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
Debra, homeshooling mom of 4 ages 10 (AS), 9, 7, and 4 (HFA?)
 
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