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Special Education – 6 Factors to Consider When Advocating for Extended School Year Services

Are you the parent of a child with autism or a learning disability, who believes that your child needs educational services outside of the school day? Have you been told that your child does not qualify for summer school because there is no proof of regression? This article will discuss the 6 factors that IEP teams must consider when discussing Extended School Year (ESY).

How To Overcome Special Education Personnel’s Money Complaints

This article will discuss a tactic, that some special education personnel use, with parents of children with disabilities. They may try and claim that the district does not have the money to provide a particular service. This article will help you learn to overcome this tactic.

Getting Important Methodologies Like ABA in Your Child’s Special Education Program

This article will discuss important methodologies for children receiving special education services. Some children with autism or a learning disability need a certain type of program in order to benefit from their education. This article discusses what methodology means, some of the more popular methodologies, and 4 points to make to special education personnel to help you advocate for a certain methodology for your child. You may have to fight for your child, but the results will be worth it!

3 Ways to Use Tape Recordings to Help Your Child in Special Education

Are you the parent of a child with autism? Are you the parent of a child receiving special education services? Would you like to learn parenting tips that will help you become an equal participant in your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting?

Compromise with Special Education Personnel? There is a Better Way!

This article will discuss, why compromising with special education personnel does not work, when advocating for your child with a disability. You will learn tips on being assertively persistent in your advocacy fight.

Prior Written Notice – What IDEA Requires for Special Education

This article will discuss prior written notice, and what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, states about it. Also, discussed is how to use prior written notice to help your child.

How to Use Prior Written Notice to Help Get Needed Services for Your Child In Special Education

Are you the parent of a child with learning disabilities or autism? Have you been fighting for an educational service that your child needs, such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), or a Orton- Gillingham based reading program? This article will discuss how to use prior written notice (PWN), to help your child get needed educational services.

Special Education – Are Parents Allowed to Observe Child’s Classroom?

This article will discuss parents right to observe their child in their classroom. Many school districts tell parents they cannot observe their child due to privacy rights. By going in your child’s classroom, you can find out what is going on, and more effectively advocate for your child.

Avoid Power Struggles Before They Start – Tools for Raising Kids with Special Needs

One of the biggest frustrations in life is that we can’t make other people do what we want them to do! And when a child has special needs, this can be particularly frustrating. Of course parents can always say “no” or demand things be done their way. But that doesn’t avoid power struggles, it often provokes them. So let’s try other things first.

The Scoop on Setting Limits – Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Special Needs

This is a note on setting limits. There are lots of books and articles on that so you might wonder, “Why another one?” Limits are especially important when children have special needs because, more than is true with average children, there are limits on what they can do, what they can eat, and sometimes even where they can go.

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