For this reason, many IEP Teams will not include a testing accommodation anywhere on the IEP if it is not allowed during statewide testing.

It’s possible that the accommodation your son received previously is only an approved accommodation through a certain age or grade.

His school does not want him to have a 504 because he he gets good grades even though they have made unofficial accommodations; whereas we and his health providers believe we should make those accommodations official (such as reduced workload when overwhelmed and flexible scheduling).

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You could check with your state’s testing manual to check this.

Whatever the reason, the Team should discuss whether a new testing accommodation is needed (the testing manual can be helpful for this).

Teachers can certainly recognize the symptoms, but they cannot diagnose.

Willingness or unwillingness to medicate should not stop the diagnosis from happening. Accommodations: SCHOOL OFFERS UNOFFICIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, NO 504 Mary: My 16 year old son has Aspergers, ADD, Anxiety, and Depression.

They should have a district policy or state rule to show you what supports their statement.

You can request a Prior Written Notice from them explaining why they cannot, or will not do this.Sandy: Good grades are NO reason to deny a 504, especially when accommodations are already being offered.Push for the official 504-tell them you want it for use with ACT/SAT, college, etc. If they refuse, you can request a special education evaluation under IDEA and 504, which will take them more time and effort than simply giving you a 504. Accommodations: ACCOMMODATIONS NOT VALID IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Emily: At my sons 3 year reevaluation the fairly prestigious school he attends advised that his paper pencil accommodation (listed on his IEP since 3rd grade) for state testing was no longer valid now that he is in middle school.I admire your persistence— Jennifer: Mari, while I feel your pain, I have never heard of a school being allowed to diagnose ADHD.There surely are some resources that can help these parents obtain the services they need.His documented disability is aspergers syndrome and he has a documented delay in processing.