Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child

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

Moms, does it get any easier?

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?

Step Up For Students Scholarship

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

WAIT! do not file intent with Mckay

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

Teacher Truth, Mom Truth

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