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
I've been pretty quiet this summer because I'm been much more reflective of the level of growth from my son. Although, we have our moments of struggle where we really see autism; we have seen so much growth. I've had moments in the past when I thought that my son may not every talk to … Continue reading Growing Up Fast
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?
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
There is a saying in education. OH, are you one of those public school teachers that puts their kid in private school?! Truth is.... Absolutely, I would and I did. I am a public school teacher that will put her children in any school or program that meets their needs. Yes, I have placed my son … Continue reading Teacher Truth, Mom Truth
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