Why You Need a Vision Statement

I had a school official ask me once if I thought it was possible for my son to get a high school diploma. This took me aback. In fact, it really upset me initially. It was during a transition meeting from elementary to secondary school. It was the first opportunity...

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Things to Consider When Reviewing Your Child’s IEP

Reviewing your child's Individual Education Plan prior to the school year can help you think about your thoughts about the year ahead. Click to watch this livestream here to find out what you should be thinking about when you pull out last years IEP to prepare to...

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3 Things You Need to Do With Your Child’s Assessments

Part of preparing for the school year ahead is knowing where you've been.  In this blog post I encourage you to review all of your child's assessments and take some steps to ensure you understand them and they are being utilized to help develop your child's individual...

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From Paper to Digital: Another Organizing Option

Parents of children with special needs are often overwhelmed with paper. Documents and notes can easily get piled up and if that pile isn't dealt with it in a timely fashion it becomes a great big mess. Having organized paper copies of documents make us feel prepared...

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Being Organized = Being Prepared

Parents of children with special needs are often overwhelmed with paper.  There are notes from teachers, school report cards, assessment, more assessments, medical records, clinical notes and so much more. It's easy for these papers to end up in a big pile or worse,...

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Know Who You Need to Communicate With

Who do you need to talk this school year that can influence your child's education program? Today's tip is a simple one. All it takes is a a few minutes to do a brain dump. You will feel better when it is on paper and not floating around in your mind.  These little...

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