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Addressing Issues Before The Holiday Break
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Addressing Issues Before The Holiday Break

If you feel like there are ongoing problems at school that need to be addressed, let me encourage you to address those issues with the school before the holiday break. If things aren’t right at school, or if your child isn’t being adequately supported, you should ask for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting before the break so that these concerns can be addressed.

Photo by Yun Mi Park at the World Language Academy in North Georgia.
Community / Special Education

Observing Your Child In School

I adhere to the belief that a parent can’t be an equal member in the planning process of an IEP without the ability and opportunity to visit their child’s classroom (or proposed classroom) to see the environment and how their child is functioning in that setting.

Managing Mama (Or Papa) Bear
Community / Special Education

Managing Mama (Or Papa) Bear

Advocating for your own kid is hard. Although I spend most days advocating for other kids with disabilities, I’ve been forced to spend a great deal of time lately fighting for my own child. It is hard – much harder than working on behalf of other kids. Advocating for our children’s’ educational rights is one of the things that makes our job as parents of kids with disabilities so challenging.

Photo provided by Erin Richardson.
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Preparations For Returning To The Classroom

The beginning of a new school year comes with trepidation for all students and parents. For families with a child with a disability, there are additional layers of worry and concern.