IEP meetings can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. However, preparation typically leads to agreement. It is important to keep the school and parent relationship a positive one: one that is focused on the student. The four most common mistakes that parents make Failing to make a long term plan that can be applicable in the future; … Continue reading Basic Rules for Successful IEP Meetings
If you were a student with a disability in elementary, middle or high school and are now in college, you’ve probably noticed a huge difference. Gone are the intervention specialists and teachers who read your IEP or 504 and kept you on track educationally, emotionally or physically. College professors expect you to manage your classes, … Continue reading Off To College? With a Disability?
In just a few short weeks, it will be a brand new year and brand new start, with new teachers, new classmates, and new things to learn! To help your child get off to a good start, here’s a to-do list for parents of children in special education: 1. Organize your paperwork. Keep a … Continue reading Back To School Checklist: Start Now!
The most common obstacles that parents of students with special needs encounter are lack of information, the crushing feeling of isolation, and a constant emotional battle. The first and easiest step - join parent support groups within your school district. Taking this step helps deal with the feeling of isolation and lack of information.
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