December 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout December. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. Special Education Day –  December 2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3

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An Individual Education Plan (IEP) Is Like a Fast Moving Game

Parents whose children have an IEP understand the dilemma of taking sides. Many parents are adamant about what they want for their child, yet fail to discuss the needs and wants of their opponent, albeit, the teachers. Of course not…it wouldn’t be a game then, right? Sports teams don’t care one bit what the other team needs because both teams are there to win. Just like any sports team, both parents and teachers have a plan for success. […]

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Does Your Child’s Teacher Have the IEP Accommodation List? You Sure About That?

It has only been about a month or so since school began, but there might still be challenges parents need to work out with the new teachers. One issue I often hear about is that the new teacher does not provide modifications or accommodations consistently or accurately. While parents are working out these challenges with the new teachers, it might be a good idea to ask the special education coordinator if all of your child’s […]

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October 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout October. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. ADHD Awareness Month Blindness Awareness Month Disability Employment Awareness Month Down Syndrome Awareness Month Dwarfism Awareness Month Learning Disabilities Awareness Month Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Spina Bifida Awareness Month World Cerebral Palsy Day –   October 6, 2017 International Stuttering Awareness Day –  October 22  

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September 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout September 2017. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact their local offices for information on events and programs. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Newborn Screening Awareness Month Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month Sickle Cell Month Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day Sept. 9 International Ataxia Awareness Day Sept. 25 World […]

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