IEP meetings are a necessity in the special education process. Because of this, IEP meetings can cause many parents anxiety, worry and fear. A lot of times, it is the fear of the unknown, … [Read more...] about Your IEP Meeting Questions Answered!
Once a child qualifies for special education services, many parents wonder what's next. At this point, the two most important things to think about are your child's IEP and the IEP team. … [Read more...] about Creating an Effective IEP and Team
The purpose of prior written notice is to make sure parents are provided with an explanation of the school district's position towards a change in the child's IEP. Before a school district … [Read more...] about What is Prior Written Notice?
So your child now has a special education eligibility. What happens next? This is a question that many parents have after they have learned that their child has met criteria for a … [Read more...] about Special Education Eligibility: What’s Next?
Picture this: You are sitting at an IEP meeting and you just realized that the school district wants to take away a service for your child. How do you respond? With feelings of anxiety, … [Read more...] about How to Stay Calm at an IEP Meeting
Unfortunately, bullying is a common practice today. More and more children are being bullied and for bullies it does not matter who their targets are. If your child has special needs, it is … [Read more...] about Bullying and Your Child’s IEP
Extended School Year (ESY) special education services extend beyond the regular school year. These services are individualized special education services for students with disabilities that … [Read more...] about What is Extended School Year?
Today, I received an email from a parent, new to the IEP process... Hello, I am a mom from Texas and my daughter was just diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and speech and language … [Read more...] about Help! I’m New to the IEP Process
Summer is officially in full swing for everyone and whether you are taking it easy or have a consistent busy schedule, special needs parents should use this time to become more familiar with … [Read more...] about Summer Checklist for Special Needs Parents
There is a huge focus on understanding IEP goals and objectives. And there should be. Why? Because IEP goals and objectives are the most important part of the IEP. These are the specific … [Read more...] about Understanding IEP Goals and Objectives