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PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE: AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR PARENTS

Have you ever asked your child’s IEP team to do something related to your child’s education/IEP and not gotten a satisfactory response or any response at all? If so, then it’s possible the district is violating your rights to PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE. The IDEA, our federal special education law, is intended to ensure full involvement […]

5 Questions Parents Should Ask When They Receive Their Child’s Quarterly IEP Progress Report

When you receive your child’s IEP progress report, it’s an opportunity to ensure that the school system is following the IEP and adequately measuring your child’s progress as well as to ensure the IEP is appropriately addressing your child’s needs.  You should ask yourself:   #1:    Were you given enough information (data) to understand […]

7 TIPS FOR IEP PLANNING IN AUGUST

If your child receives special education, chances are you took a much-needed break from the worry and planning of the school year.  Although school is still out, there are a few things you should be doing now to prepare your child for a successful fall.  Keep in mind with the tips below, that if you […]

The End of the School Year: Four Things Parents of Children with IEP’s Can Do

As the school year comes to a close, we know parents are tired and children are tired but it’s also a great opportunity to evaluate your child’s educational program and see if any changes or modifications are needed to ensure your child’s success for next year. Here’s what you can do: #1:   Determine whether […]

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS (IEE’s)

If your child’s school has either suspected or determined that your child has a disability requiring special education, then hopefully your child has been evaluated by your district. Federal regulations, which can be found here and here, outline how a school is required to conduct these assessments. If not done or done incorrectly, you may […]

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