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Has anyone moved out of state with an IEP? I'm wondering what the laws are concerning honoring the current IEP.<br><br>
Apparently in NJ, they don't do a good job with classroom integration. My son is 4 and has been in integrated preschool for over a year. On Mondays and during the summer, its special ed kids only. He goes for the half day preschool and would get his services either before or after the school period (this is just recent due to being newly dx'd with PDD-NOS in late Jan). In NJ, they want to place him in a special ed full day program with an ABA component.<br><br>
I'm not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.<br><br>
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bumping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I have the same question!
 

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Not 100% certain, but I believe they are required to honor the currently written IEP for the first 30 days, long enough for them to eval and create an IEP in the new school district.<br><br>
This is one of the reasons when we house hunting (even in the same State), we opted to find a house outside city limits, but still in the school district we were in..so we wouldn't have to mess with the IEP process and getting it into place in the new school system...etc.
 

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IDK, but I've wondered the same thing. We're hoping to move out of state in a few years and I wondered how that would work with dd2's IEP.
 

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When we moved here from a different state with our IEP, we had to meet with the IEP team so that they could move all of the information over from the previous state's IEP to this state's form. Since it was a current IEP that was completed within the same year, they did not have to do another evaluation. I could have opted to do another evaluation but I felt there was no need to since the one I had was pretty good and it was just done recently
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not 100% certain, but I believe they are required to honor the currently written IEP for the first 30 days, long enough for them to eval and create an IEP in the new school district.</div>
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There may not even be the exact some options, so they may not be able to do the exact same thing. It kinda depends on what is in the child's IEP in the first place.<br><br>
They do have the option to re-do the entire eval process.<br><br>
In actual practice, I think it may be more difficult to move a child with mild special needs than profound special needs.<br><br>
We're moving this summer to a new state too!
 

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We moved from Michigan to Colorado with Kincaid on an IEP when he was 3 1/2. The rules actually said they were supposed to evaluate him themselves within 30 days of us moving into the district...so they didn't have to accept his prev. iep at all. That said, they chose to just implement his IEP from michigan as is and not write their own till 4...they even kept it as a 3 year ipe and didn't do any more testing till he turned 6.<br><br>
Some things changed...he was in a self contained special ed class in michigan, and except for 2 autism specific class rooms (only for kids who are pretty severely autistic, since there are very few spots...this is the class Travis will be in in the fall) there are no self contained special ed pre-school classes in our district, so he was put in a mainstream class. And they had never even heard of feeding therapy, they got someone from children's to come teach the OT to do it, but she kinda sucked...luckily he was eating by that point and I knew what to do at home due to 2 years of feeding therapy before that, so it wasn't a big deal and we dropped it at 4 years old. I think those are the only changes there were though.
 

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Where in NJ are you going to be?<br><br>
I live in Cherry Hill. To say they are spectacular in their treatment of special needs children is to put it mildly. My DS has received incredible care by his teachers in preschool. He starts Kindergarten in the fall, we still don't know what school he's going to because they want to make sure (as much as possibly anyway) that they are placing him in the right school and classroom.<br><br>
I have met parents of special needs kids in neighboring towns who are moving to our town just to take advantage of the programming.<br><br>
The state of NJ as a whole I can't speak to (I know some parts of Northern NJ are horrible) but I can tell you, where I live, it's wonderful.<br><br>
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
 

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We just moved from NE to NJ because of the autism services here. Right now our 32 month old son diagnosed with Autism is in early intervention. He gets 10 hours of ABA/week, 1 hour of speech, and 2 hours of OT every week. We are so pleased with his therapist. When we got here in Feb. he had no words. Now he is putting 3 word phrases together. Today he told me, "Mama, do it!"<br><br>
Is your child high-functioning? Our son is and I pray that he does get into a full day program in Sept. He presents very well and I am afraid that the schools will think that he doesn't need as much support, when in reality, we thinks he more support to get him to a point where he can be mainstreamed. He thrives on the one-on-one and its really responding to ABA.<br><br>
Good luck. Where in NJ are you? We are in Princeton. Lots of resources here for our kiddos.
 

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Yeah, I gotta say--we're in New York, not New Jersey--our taxes may be among the highest in the country, but we've got some dynamite services.<br><br>
To agree with the other PPs--they may not have exactly what you were getting in your old state--frankly, it sounds like what they can offer you in NJ is more and better. What's nice about a special ed full day program is that the therapists can "push in" to the classroom, and the therapy isn't always happening in a vacuum, kwim?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, I gotta say--we're in New York, not New Jersey--our taxes may be among the highest in the country, but we've got some dynamite services.<br><br>
To agree with the other PPs--they may not have exactly what you were getting in your old state--frankly, it sounds like what they can offer you in NJ is more and better. What's nice about a special ed full day program is that the therapists can "push in" to the classroom, and the therapy isn't always happening in a vacuum, kwim?</div>
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I agree Betsy!<br><br>
The teachers at our son's special education pre-school were vacillating on whether to send him to an inclusion program or self contained program for kindergarten. They finally decided to do a self contained program because it will give him the most opportunities to receive the academics along with his therapies. If he did inclusion (which is half day) he would be spending all his time on therapies and not on academics (which are very strong in our town).
 
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