Know Your Parental Rights in the School System

                                                 A Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities

 

As parents of children with disabilities, navigating the...

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Is Your Child Regressing After Long School Breaks? iep safe haven advocacy community

Breaks from school can be a magical time filled with lots of fun, family time, and relaxation. 

 

But as our children gear up for heading back to school after a holiday break or the summer, it's not uncommon for our little ones to face regression.

 

Here is how to spot signs of...

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The Power of Finding Your People in Parenthood

 

         The Power of Finding Your People in Parenthood

If you're reading this, you will understand the unique challenges that come with being a parent to a child with special needs. It's a journey filled with joys and obstacles; sometimes, it can feel like you're...

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Navigating the Holidays with Your Child's IEP holidays iep

 

November and December are months filled with festive cheer and anticipation. 

 

As a parent of a child with disabilities, it can also be a time when you navigate the unique challenges of ensuring your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) continues to support their...

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5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child's IEP Team

Trust me—I get it….

 

Navigating the world of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) can be challenging! “Who signed me up for this ride, and how do I get off?!”

 

However, building strong relationships with your child's IEP team can make all the...

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Does Your Child Need an IEP?

 

We know that raising a child is an incredible journey filled with ups and downs. When your child has unique learning needs, the journey might seem a bit more challenging…

 

But remember this:

 

You're not alone in this. 

 

If you find yourself wondering whether...

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5 Ways an Advocate Can Make All the Difference!

                   Five Ways an Advocate Can Make All the Difference!

 

If you're reading this, chances are you're trying to wrap your mind around the challenges of navigating the world of special education for your child. 

 

I...

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5 Creative Summer Activities That Can Improve Your Child’s IEP summer ideas

Are you looking for ways to improve your child’s IEP when school starts back up?

 

Guess what? One of the first things the school is going to ask you for is data you’ve collected during the summer months! 

 

Below you will find five different activities that will not...

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Sensory Need and The IEP iep

Sensory needs and the IEP



Most people are familiar with the five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. However, did you know that there are actually eight senses? 

 

The three additional senses are 

-proprioception (the sense of body position)

-vestibular (the...

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Helping Your Child Get Started With Educational Support iep special education special education advocate

Helping Your Child Get Started With Educational Support

Starting the process of getting an IEP or other accommodations for your child can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but I’m here to walk you through each step of the process.

 

If you think your child may need additional support...

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What To Say (And Not Say) When Communicating With Your Child's IEP Team

 

If you have a child with a disability, you know that the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a vital part of their education. The IEP is a document that outlines the specific services and supports that your child will receive to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to learn.

As...

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication- What is it?

AAC What is it? Let’s Learn About It

 

What is AAC? AAC is an acronym for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. AAC is an approach to communication that is used in addition to or as an alternative to speech.

AAC can be used by people of all ages, including young children,...

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