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
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?
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?
In a recent Sunday paper from the Tampa Bay Times, I came across an article titled "By age 3, rich kids attend school; poor kids stay with grandparent". I only saw the article because I was looking at the picture of the dinosaur bones on that page because my daughter was so excited about Dinosaur … Continue reading Access to Early Education
The deadline to file for intent to use the McKay Scholarship is July 3, 2017 for the 2017-2018 100% award amount. Parents have to file for intent by July but the paperwork for admission and enrollment at their private school by August 2nd. Just because you file intent does not mean that you have to … Continue reading File Intent for the McKay Scholarship