Unfortunately, there is a social stigma of being "labeled" as a special needs child. For this reason, many parents are afraid to seek help and/or will overlook any developmental issues that … [Read more...] about Do Not Fear In Getting Your Child Evaluated
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
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an ongoing process of using student performance and other data to guide instructional and intervention decisions. It is broken down into 4 Tiers: Tier 1: … [Read more...] about Understanding RTI and SST
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
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?
What is FAPE? FAPE stands for Free Appropriate Public Education. Free: All eligible students with disabilities are to be educated at the public expense, resulting in no cost to the … [Read more...] about What is FAPE?
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