Happy Anniversary to language! A year ago, my 5 year old (soon to turn 6) became verbal! It's been a year since we've seen a huge jump in language and speech. I remember the days of one sound/syllable and so much quiet time from him. I remember the blank looks on his face and the … Continue reading October is the month my son became verbal
Parents in Pinellas! Please read, call with questions, and apply immediately if interested in the all day VPK opportunity from the Early Learning Coalition. When I saw the VPK all day option a few days ago, I was so excited to see a real community need being addressed. The VPK voucher is for about three … Continue reading All Day VPK
Does it get any easier raising and fighting for a child that has special needs? From my veteran fighting moms....please tell me it does! In my recent experience this school year, shifting from public to private, I would say that it is not easier; it is different. Ways it changed: no more IEP meetings no … Continue reading Moms, does it get any easier?
Happy Mother's Day to all those mom's who advocate for their children! Keep going, keep fighting and be proud of the mom you have become. We need you and your family needs you to keep working for a better life for your child and all the children and families that will come after you. The … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
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
Calm down! Do not make this mistake. Do not file for intent to use the Mckay scholarship until you have completed your IEP re-evaluation and or end of year review where you can make sure all the lists of services and accommodations are on the IEP. McKay Scholarship is provided by the Florida Department of … Continue reading WAIT! do not file intent with Mckay
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?