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6 Questions You Should Know The Answer To

As a special needs parent!

For a special needs parent, entering the special education process can be quite complex. However, some parents jump right into the middle of it without researching information. If your child is newly diagnosed or has just received a special education eligibility, then you first want to make sure you get and understand foundational information before you […]

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What Are Special Needs Parents Doing This Summer?

What are your summer plans?

With summer knocking on our doors, many school districts are breaking for their summer vacation. This time can be challenging for some children who have difficulty with transitioning or could be a much needed break for children and their families. During the summer, many families continue some type of therapy or service to keep their […]

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Transition to Summer for Special Needs Children 

Transitions can be a difficult... 

Summer is creeping up on us! And for some special needs children, summer break is already here! Summer is usually a joyous time for children, but a transition to summer for special needs children can be quite challenging for them and their parents. Even if your child will be attending Extended School Year (ESY), there will […]

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Selecting a Summer Camp for Your Special Needs Child

Why the right one matters ...

Selecting a summer camp for your special needs can be quite overwhelming. From the different types of camps to the prices to whether your child will get the right the experience, you want to take the time to select the right camp. With summer right around the corner, now is the time to start searching. Since […]

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Your Rights and Extended School Year (ESY)

ESY is not summer school...

With the summer fast approaching, many special needs parents have started to think about what will their child will do this summer? For some students with disabilities, they will be attending ESY or Extended School Year. Since this is an important part of your child’s IEP, you should know about your rights related to Extended School […]

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Common Questions About Special Education

More questions answered to point you into the right direction

Parents tend to ask the same questions about special education, since learning about this complex system can be quite challenging. After writing the Top 10 FAQs About Special Education, I have been asked so many more questions. This post is a summary of the special education questions that I have been asked the most. Hopefully, your question has […]

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How to End the School Year on a Good Note

Follow these simple steps...

Can you believe the school year is almost over? Depending on where you live, your child may only have a month or two left of school. And just as it is important that children finish the year out strong, it is always important that special needs parents end the school year on a good note. […]

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Are Your Parental Concerns Noted in Your Child's IEP?

I hope so!

Are your concerns noted in your child’s IEP? They should be because parental concerns are the centerpiece of your child’s IEP. Unfortunately, many parents either do not bring a prewritten statement to be included in the IEP or do not include any questions, concerns, or necessary information when asked about their input during the IEP […]

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My Child is Eligible for Special Education Services

Now what?

Your child has been evaluated and after your eligibility meeting, your child now has a special education eligibility. What happens next?  This is a question for many parents after they have learned that their child has met criteria for a special education eligibility. It does not matter what category your child falls under (there are […]

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Life Skills for Adults with Developmental Disabilities 

Start planning today!

Have you thought about what your child’s life plans are after graduation? Life planning for adults with developmental disabilities is very critical. This is often a difficult topic for parents, as it can be scary and confusing for young adults with special needs. To curb a lot of these fears and guessing, federally mandated transition […]

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