As we prepare for back to school in August. We need to start thinking about how we want this school year to go in comparison to the previous or the multiple years prior. Each year, whether in public or private school, students have a new teacher and often an entire new team of teachers. The … Continue reading Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child
This website, Step Up for Students, provides two options for parents: low-income or special needs. These two options should be considered when you are looking for alternative education plans for your special needs child. The first choice most often is for the use of Mackay Scholarship. Mackay is based on the student having an IEP … Continue reading Step Up For Students Scholarship
When you first realize that your child is struggling to develop at the same level as other children their age, you begin the early intervention process. Little did you know that you would have to learn a new language: acronyms. Below is a list of acronyms that I have learned over the years working through … Continue reading IEP, PBIB, ABA, OT, SLP… What does all this mean?
There is a saying in education. OH, are you one of those public school teachers that puts their kid in private school?! Truth is.... Absolutely, I would and I did. I am a public school teacher that will put her children in any school or program that meets their needs. Yes, I have placed my son … Continue reading Teacher Truth, Mom Truth
Dear Parents with Children with Autism, I am writing you to reassure all parents out there that anything is possible for our children. It will be easy for doubt and uncertainty to run and rule your thoughts but stay strong. Parents must keep fighting for their child(ren) and for the proper care necessary. Please … Continue reading HOPE
In the beginning of the year, we apply for the August start of the new school year. We are planning eight months out! So, as a mom of two this is actually my first time going through this process because my oldest had an IEP. Because we were already in the preschool system with an … Continue reading It’s time for VPK!
original blog post: How Schools Fail Special Needs Children In my original post regarding how the school system fails special needs children my primary focus was around communication. Communication on multiple levels and capacities. I have refined my list for five ways our public schools are failing special needs children. Thinking one size fits all … Continue reading 5 Ways Public Schools Fail Special Needs Children