5 TIPS FOR EASING THE BACK TO SCHOOL TRANSITION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

As summer comes to an end, the vacations, trips to the zoo, and times hanging out by the pool also come to an end.  Not only do the activities stop, but your child’s schedule is drastically changed.  Without proper preparation, this can often set the child up for a difficult start to the school year.  Bonus: some of … Continue reading 5 TIPS FOR EASING THE BACK TO SCHOOL TRANSITION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Planning for the Future on an IEP

Transition Planning & Services It is often overwhelming for parents when the annual review for their child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) starts to focus more on life after school.  For students on an IEP, the school is required to have a transition plan in place when the child turns 14 years old.  Section five of the IEP, … Continue reading Planning for the Future on an IEP

Basic Rules for Successful IEP Meetings

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