I had a fiasco at the end of this last school year. I was glad that I had signed my IEP, but dismayed at the fact that the state and the school thought that they could change mid stream. I eventually won my battle with the school district, and have now started the school year off with transportation for my daughter, but after all this and talking to other parents I found that most of them were scared to fight for their child's rights or did not understand that they had rights. I think that every parent with a special needs child should have an advocate that does not work for the government. Parents need to understand their rights and not in the legal mumbo jumbo and oh, its no big deal....fashion that most of us get pushed our way.
I could go on and on, but, I do have a story, if you would like more info.