9 03, 2021

“We are addressing your child’s behavior through their IEP. An FBA and BIP are not needed.”

2021-03-17T14:49:46-05:00

Sometimes when parents are requesting a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and/or behavior intervention plan (BIP), the school may respond with the comment, "We are addressing your child's behavior through their IEP. An FBA and BIP are not needed." 

“We are addressing your child’s behavior through their IEP. An FBA and BIP are not needed.”2021-03-17T14:49:46-05:00
29 08, 2019

What is an FBA and How Is It Used?

2019-11-04T15:43:17-06:00

When a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) has challenging behaviors in school that are not improving, parents may request a re-evaluation to more closely examine the behaviors of concern. As part of that re-evaluation, a district may conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to identify special education and related services and develop or modify a behavioral intervention plan.

What is an FBA and How Is It Used?2019-11-04T15:43:17-06:00
3 10, 2017

Protections for Students Not Yet Identified as Eligible for Special Education

2018-07-23T14:21:22-05:00

The parent may assert any of the IDEA protections (i.e. manifestation determination, due process hearing, mediation, complaint, and functional behavior assessment) if the LEA has knowledge that the student is a student with a disability before the behavior that precipitated the disciplinary action occurs. When a parent asserts IDEA protections, the LEA must determine if it has a basis of knowledge or not. […]

Protections for Students Not Yet Identified as Eligible for Special Education2018-07-23T14:21:22-05:00
25 09, 2017

Manifestation Determination Q&A

2017-10-02T14:25:14-05:00

What recourse does a parent have if he or she disagrees with the determination that his or her child’s behavior was not a manifestation of the child’s disability? The regulations, in 34 CFR §300.532(a), provide that the parent of a child with a disability who disagrees with the manifestation determination under 34 CFR §300.530(e) may appeal the decision by requesting a hearing.  A parent also has the right to file a State complaint alleging a denial of a free appropriate public education and to request voluntary mediation under 34 CFR §300.506.”  U.S. Department of Education, http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/,root,dynamic,QaCorner,7,.html […]

Manifestation Determination Q&A2017-10-02T14:25:14-05:00

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