As stated before our school district is in the midst of a financial crunch. All programs including special ed are looking at cuts. I'm so grateful for the IDEA and the opportunity to be an effective advocate for the kids I love. However, at some point all of our individual needs can become wasteful. What I mean is this if you have 10 kids at a school who need consultations w/ a behaviorist for x hours per week. Then at said school you have 3, 4 or in some cases 10 behaviorists working at that location. When this happens money is wasted because:
Each behaviorist will spend time getting to know the school, student and support staff.
Each behaviorist will train the staff on how they do things, using their particular methods, they could be very similar, but most likely they aren't.
Most likely the following year one or two new behaviorists will move on which means steps one and two will be repeated again.
This translates into money down the drain.
How can we stop this while still insuring the best services possible for our kids? I'm not sure, but I'm open to any suggestions or things that have worked for others.