Your Child Needs Support At School

When it comes to special education resources and supports there is not a one size fits all approach. All children are unique and therefore will require a different set of tools to succeed. When preparing to advocate, it's important to understand what it is YOUR child...

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Advocating feels like you’re in a Star Wars game.

Advocating can feel like a scene from a Star Wars movie. This morning I spent some time with my teenager reconnecting as he attempted to “school me” on how to play the Lego Star Wars Xbox game. We had so much fun as he laughed. He got a kick out of how inept I was at...

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Assumptions are the Cracks in Our Stories

Parents often come to me with their troubled stories of things that have happened related to their child at school. Challenges with teachers, principals and the overall limitations of a broken education system are common and stir a wide range of emotions. Often the...

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Invisible? You might be.

What would you pay to be invisible?  The ISHU scarf is in the news again this week, a scarf that is made of fabric that is designed to make people invisible in pictures.  At a cost afforded to those with celebrity profiles, they are becoming more popular on the...

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Your Advocacy Blueprint

Beliefs can be either empowering or limiting. When we have beliefs that empower us, you're surrounded by positive energy and recognize that there are possibilities to your "unsolved problems". If you're empowered, you acknowledge and act in way that you can have a...

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What type of advocate are you?

There are many challenges related to parenting a child with special needs.  Advocating for your child at school is one of them. Your child will spend a great number of years in the education system.  Where I live, a student with a disability can enter school at 4 and...

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