All Day VPK

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 threeContinue reading “All Day VPK”

IEP, PBIB, ABA, OT, SLP… What does all this mean?

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 throughContinue reading “IEP, PBIB, ABA, OT, SLP… What does all this mean?”

It’s time for VPK!

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 anContinue reading “It’s time for VPK!”

5 Ways Public Schools Fail Special Needs Children

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 allContinue reading “5 Ways Public Schools Fail Special Needs Children”

Learning Through The Mistakes

Pretty sure that I have made a big and costly mistake!  Can you help me fix it?! So, this McKay Scholarship is all tricky and complex!  There are all these rules and processes and no real human to walk you thru the system.  It’s one thing to just file intent and fill out some privateContinue reading “Learning Through The Mistakes”

Summer Problems for Special Needs Children

SUMMER IS HERE! School ends this week, Thursday for those of us in Florida (Pinellas County).  Thursday is an early release day.  Why does the school district do this to us?!  Why are you even taking them?  8:30-11:30 that is not helping us working parents, now you have added more scheduling, after school transportation andContinue reading “Summer Problems for Special Needs Children”

PARC first to help

PARC was the first agency to help my son.  I tried to get help first from Early Steps. We went through the evaluation but my son did not score low enough to start receiving services.  When I sent my son to a private school, they suggested the PARC Family Focus Program.  The Family Focus ProgramContinue reading “PARC first to help”