Originally Posted by shel90
As someone who grew up in the Phx public school system, I would definitely fight to get what your son needs.
PDSD (Phoenix Day School for the Deaf) is run by Arizona Schools for the Deaf (ASDB) which is based in Tucson. Contact them as well.
Have you looked into Sequois Charter School for the Deaf and hearing CODAs? I think it is located in the East Valley (Mesa or Tempe).
I heard back from someone at PDSD and it was basically, "Tempe knows about us, if it's the correct placement." Well, I knew that already. :sad: I asked a follow-up question, but it hasn't been answered yet.
I looked at Sequoia's info online & think the idea is great; I've had brief e-mail contact with them over the past year, just haven't been able to coordinate a visit yet. Their Great Schools score isn't good which concerns me, but they're not out of consideration.
It's been hard to get a straight answer out of Tempe about a magnet school. I think it *is* the school I want him to go to, but it doesn't seem "official."
I'm trying to dig out my parents rights booklet to cram before the meeting this afternoon. No one's ever been adversarial, but I've mostly gone along with everything before; I think this is when I start not necessarily doing that & folks might be surprised.
I wish my husband could be there today, but he can't.
More thanks to everyone, it's so appreciated!