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It's not fair to a student with special needs or the rest of us when said students get accommodations they don't need included in their IEP (i.e. accommodations for someone lower-functioning going to a high functioning student who just takes advantage of them). Don't get me wrong, IEP's are a great idea, but I know a kid who deliberately milks his to get more time on tests he doesn't need and extensions on homework he just doesn't feel like doing, and that's unfair to everyone, amirite?

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I know who a girl who has a stomach condition that causes her to need a lot of doctor's visits & to miss school from the pain fairly often. The school gave her a plan where she can miss as many days as she wants as long as she makes up the work. However, I know of many times where she has either not come to school of left early simply because she wouldn't get in trouble for not being there. It pisses me off more than it should.

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I say the accommodations should fit the needs. If someone is high functioning, let's say with a touch of autism, and can handle regular class stuff no problem, don't use extensions on EVERY test. That's not fair to those of us who are almost totally like you, but don't get extra time. When you need it, take it, but don't milk it.

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@I say the accommodations should fit the needs. If someone is high functioning, let's say with a touch of autism...

As somebody with a form of high-functioning autism, I agree. Unless there's something like ADHD in the mix, the student should be able to do fine on a test. I'm in college and nobody I know of has anything like that. The only accommodation that I know of is the deaf guy's accommodations.

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@As somebody with a form of high-functioning autism, I agree. Unless there's something like ADHD in the mix, the...

Autism affects everyone differently; your first-hand experiences of it aren't the same as everyone else's.

@dzmax Autism affects everyone differently; your first-hand experiences of it aren't the same as everyone else's.

You're probably right. I actually had a computer science teaching lady who told another student with the same condition that she would not do well because of her condition. I got a 98 in her class. Stupid old bitch.

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@dzmax Autism affects everyone differently; your first-hand experiences of it aren't the same as everyone else's.

That's what I'm saying. The I in IEP is "INDIVIDUALIZED". Therefore the same type of accommodations made for someone with Down syndrome should not automatically go to the kid with high-functioning autism. It's not fair to him/her and it isn't fair to anyone else who needs those specific accommodations just as much as the other kid (not at all) and doesn't get them.

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@That's what I'm saying. The I in IEP is "INDIVIDUALIZED". Therefore the same type of accommodations made for...

But you can't really know or understand what problems a person has that would mean that the accommodation they are allocated would be beneficial to them. People with high-functioning autism still have problems.

@dzmax But you can't really know or understand what problems a person has that would mean that the accommodation they are...

I'm not saying me personally, I meant the school. If they don't know what the kid needs, they shouldn't have that job. And I know that people with autism have problems. My best friend has AS and still has issues, but he gets only what he needs and not useless extra stuff.

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@dzmax But who are you to say that it is useless or superfluous?

If a kid doesn't need extra time on a test and he PROVES he doesn't need it but he gets it anyway, then yeah, it's superfluous.

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@StacytheHarlot If a kid doesn't need extra time on a test and he PROVES he doesn't need it but he gets it anyway, then yeah, it's...

Well who is he harming if he ends up sitting there for a bit longer with a finished test? And finishing some exams early doesn't mean that all exams would be finished early.

When I was in elementary school I took a 15 minute class twice a week to help with my spelling.
My reading and math scores were above average, and I was in "Gifted"
But because of this one little class I was in the extended time room for our standardized tests. I absolutely hated it. I happened to be the only girl, and I would finish first almost every time, then have to wait in silence until everyone else finished.
The only good thing about it was once I got a full table to myself and when the test was over I could push two chairs together and lie down.

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