Using the McKay scholarship is one of the best ways to access private education for children with special needs. The McKay is a great option because it is based on a students IEP created by the school and is not reliant on a medical diagnosis. As parents getting enough money from McKay is key to … Continue reading McKay Matrix
When deciding on a school for a typical child parents have a multitude of options. Many parents use public schools but also use magnet and charter programs with in the public system. Still traditional parents use private schools and home school options. When trying to make decisions for my special needs child regarding school and … Continue reading Scholarships for School
Happy New Year! Sending positive thoughts to each of you for 2019. As January has arrived it is time to renew or apply for very important paperwork. In Florida, Florida kid care or healthy kids insurance needs to be renewed. If you so not have any government insurance for your child with autism I would … Continue reading My best wishes for all autism families in 2019!
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
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?
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?
We are half way through the school year. How is your child's progress toward their goals on their IEP? Do you have recent feedback and progress reports about how your student is progressing for the year? Have you had a conference recently? If you are happy with your child's progress; you should schedule an IEP … Continue reading Reviewing and Writing IEP Goals