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hi wanted to know if anyone has experienced being sent home during boot camp for having an iep(individual education plan )my son was excepted into the nuclear program always excelled in school and now 2 weeks into boot camp being sent home for having an iep when he was in first grad in florida ,

Back in first grade hIs teacher recommended holding him back and getting him a iep because his reading was weak ,so he would pass the fcat test come 3rd grad because so many students were being held back if they did not pass this test even if they were straight a students.

Most of all why was'nt this looked at before he went now ihave a 20 year old heart broken child comimg home from what he dreamed of doing 

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I'd say go to the Ship 5 group and see if they can help you there.  I know having an IEP is not a disqualification.  My Sailor had one.  If he wants to stay he should see about fighting it!

Thank you i am looking in to it now because i really  don't understand all this is new to me 

he never was diagnosed add or adhd never took medication and was in gifted since 5 grade 

I would definitely look into it. My son took ADHD meds for a yr in Kindergarten. Then we found better ways to manage it but he also had an IEP for that year. He was also always in gifted and talented then Honord classes with college credits. Nothing has ever been said about it.
So sorry your son is going through this. It's not fair when they have something early in life they need and then it's held against them.

Cindy3boyz-I'm not sure of the answer, other than if it was documented as ADD or ADHD or if he took medication--I know this will disqualify him.  

Medication will disqualify but not the other.

Cindy3boyz, I am sorry to hear!  I hope that you may find the answers to your questions. 


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