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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Parents of Special Children Need to Get Loud

No time like the present It’s time people! Time to get loud and stop allowing teachers and administrators to decide your child’s future. People who want to tell other friends how uninterested their kids’ teacher is won’t change the situation. If parents feel the child’s teacher is not doing his or her best in the classroom, then call a meeting to voice any concerns. Tell your kids’ teacher how you feel. Parents are not going […]

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3 Reasons to Add “Teachers’ Notes” to the IEP and 3 Reasons It’s a Mess

Students with “Copy of teachers’ notes” as an accommodation should take ‘note.’ I couldn’t resist that pun, but really, this is no laughing matter. If your student has this accommodation on the IEP, most likely by now, you’ve realized that it doesn’t work as smoothly as it should. If parents are not aware of this accommodation, they can request to have it added as an addendum to the IEP. The case manager and the regular […]

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