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    by awfernald ·

    Ok all, good question for you.

    Say that you have a kid in special ed. You and your wife are not fully satisfied with the way your kid is progressing in school, so you get together with a ton of people from the school, the school district, and of course the doctor treating the son.

    The meeting goes on, and of course the district and school are both trying to emphasize that they are already doing everything they can, and start to attempt to lay blame on the parents. Anyways, meeting ends, to be rejoined in another month.

    Several hours after the meeting, my wife calls a person from one of the local community centers who has helped her in the past. This person happens to be a good friend of one of the attendees at the meeting (from the school district). Anyways, my wife calls this person, and he starts to tell her about all of the sons problems being caused by the family unit (echoing the comments of the meeting), and how he puts great faith in what his friend told him (the one who was at the meeting).

    So… obviously, these two talked AFTER the meeting, specifically about what went on in the meeting. There is NO relationship between this community center and either the school district or the doctor’s clinic.

    This was obviously a serious breach of HIPAA on the part of the school district. Also, some of the things that were said were very prejudicial against my son (he’s only 7), and were not based upon any facts, but only upon a conjecture of one of the faculty at the school.

    So… the question is…

    What would you do? I figure I have until Monday or Tuesday to work out a plan.

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