It's better than ABC Mouse. Yup. That's right. It is better than ABC Mouse. This online program has helped my son with autism get basic reading skills he lacks due to his Developmental disabilities. He didn't speak until six and he didn't start to try to write independently until eight. So, in all his education … Continue reading Check out this reading program
Does your child have an IEP or 504 in the state of Florida? Florida was the first state to implement a scholarship like McKay. McKay allows for parents of special needs children to use funds allocated to the public school for private school tuition. (you can use McKay to transfer to another public school as … Continue reading Need Money for School…Mckay Scholarship
Its scholarship season! Are you looking at sending a preschool student to kindergarten next year or unhappy at your current school? Now is the time to apply for scholarships for next school year. The two largest scholarships for special needs students are McKay and Gardiner. Two income based scholarships are Florida Tax Credit scholarship through … Continue reading Apply for scholarships
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
Well, I am so very excited that September is on it's last day! I rarely write on Ruthfulness about topics that don't relate directly to education, access and advocating for autism and early intervention. But, we are one year in! Happy Anniversary to Ruthfulness. It has been a year since I started publicly sharing my … Continue reading Stressful September
IEP re-evaluation and eligibility determination my meeting was from 2:30 to 5pm! This time of year is key for parents of pre-k students or students getting ready for kindergarten. When a student is first eligible for services with the school they are most often labelled DD for developmentally delayed. This label drops by age … Continue reading the longest IEP meeting of my life!
Part 1 of a never-ending story! Some of the ways that schools fail special needs children: communication, training, allowing good teachers to teach, involving parents, doing the right thing, honesty, paying professionals with special education what they are worth, testing, lack of outside time, class size, providing resources to help parents at home … Continue reading How schools fail special needs children