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!
Advocate vs. attorney. Many parents go back and forth between the two when deciding who to hire when they seeking advocacy services. Some parents may skip looking for a special education … [Read more...] about Advocate vs. Attorney: Know Your Options
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
For a special needs parent, entering the special education process can be quite complex. However, some parents jump right into the middle of it without asking essential questions first. If … [Read more...] about Special Needs Parent? These are the Questions You Should Be Asking
As I have stated before, documentation is everything. It can be a game changer if you are going through due process or if you need to prove something was said and/or received. A great way to provide … [Read more...] about Tips for Writing Great Letters
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?
Special needs advocacy can be quite challenging, especially if you are new to the special education system. You have to learn the special education terminology, special education laws and … [Read more...] about Special Needs Advocacy: Lessons Learned
I heard a parent say..."I know I have responsibilities as a parent, but how is that different from my responsibilities as a special needs parent?" Parenting can be challenging and with … [Read more...] about Your Responsibilities as a Special Needs Parent
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
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 … [Read more...] about Gearing Up For the New School Year