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With the summer almost over for some, many parents are gearing up for the new school year. And with the start of a new school year, IEP season will be in full swing. As a special needs parent, this can cause feelings of intimidation, frustration and/or anxiety, hoping that your child will receive the services that they need. Hopefully you were able to read over your child’s IEP over the summer, but if you were not…it is not too late. You want to make sure that you understand fully what is in your child’s IEP, so that you know what services they should be receiving.
I also always stress to parents to read over their State’s Procedural Safeguards so that you know your parental rights. Knowing your parental rights will create more confidence in your advocacy skills and will prepare you to for any issues that may arise in the future.
To help prepare you for the new school year, utilize these previous posts…
AND Books…(these are great books to encourage and motivate you)
Do not wait until the first day of school! Prepare now! Remember you are your child’s best advocate AND you want to make sure your child is getting the services that they need.