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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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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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 Parents Need To Know About IDEA And Special Education iep

What Parents Need To Know About IDEA And Special Education

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that governs the delivery of special education services to students with disabilities. IDEA ensures that students with disabilities have access to a free and...

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How Assistive Technology Helps Me as an Adult With a Learning Disability iep learning disability

I use to carry a lot of shame about my learning disability (LD) I was ashamed that I was different and I even felt I was not as smart as other kids and even adults due to my LD. I carried this with me for way too long!  I now realize I do not need to feel ashamed of my disability; it is part...

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Four Ways to Build a Strong IEP TEAM iep tips & tricks

I want to go straight to an important point, parents or guardians you are an equal member of the IEP team. As a parent, I did not understand that or my role in the IEP team. When I understood this, my role in my daughter’s IEP team changed. I understood what I need to do as a parent. Things...

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Seven Tips to Organize the Individual Education Program (IEP) Chaos iep tips & tricks

As a special needs mom, I am not only a mom but a case manager of my child’s medical needs and making sure I am on top of my daughter’s IEP. This can be overwhelming and feel very chaotic. There are seven IEP tips that I developed that can help you lower your stress level and...

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