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Special Education and PAUSD

Original post made by Parent of middle schooler with Dyslexia, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Nov 8, 2006

Our child has Dyslexia and has an IEP at Jordan Middle School. I have been less than impressed with the way things have been handled. It is hard to tell whether other families are having issues as well. So I’m asking: How has your child done in Middle School / High school in regard to resources and can you offer any helpful suggestions?

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Posted by IEP parent
a resident of Ventura
on Nov 9, 2006 at 9:29 am

Have you contacted the Community Advisory Committee for Special Ed in P.A.?
They have monthly programs and offer resources to link parents together for support in dealing with special ed. issues.

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Posted by Daunna Minnich
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 9, 2006 at 5:21 pm

Many parents are quite shocked by the differences between the resource programs in elementary and secondary school. If you're looking for help with a particular problem or just want to talk to someone who understands, call the CAC for Special Education's hotline at 494-3712.

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Posted by Joseph
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Morrissey/Compton Education Center has a trained and very helpful group of psychologists and educational specialists. They work closely with the parents and the child to do educational assessments. They have talented people on staff who can then work with the parents and the school to get an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP) in place.

For more information on Morrissey/Compton, see
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