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?
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
The frustration of being a parent to a child with autism is real. It's a whole new level of frustration at so many things. Let me count the things and people I'm frustrated with in just the last few days... the school for not communicating what's really happening regarding my son's behavior myself; for not … Continue reading The Frustration in Dealing with Autism
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 all … Continue reading 5 Ways Public Schools Fail Special Needs Children
It's summer time! Time to cool off in the pool. When you have kids with or without special needs, we all have those worries about drowning. There are always more concerns about children with autism that have a history or a tendency to wander. There are strict rules about enclosing pools but kids are very … Continue reading Summer Swim Safety
Having a child with special needs is a very emotional experience. Having a child that is delayed or under performing at their age group is common and parents have to develop a plan for their child's success in life. That brings in the school. Schools are legally responsible for providing a free appropriate public education … Continue reading How to mentally prepare for an IEP meeting.
Yesterday, I amended my son's IEP and behavior plan. It was another 2 hour meeting. My last meeting was 2.5 hours and was to determine eligibility (the longest IEP...) At our last meeting, the behavior plan was so terrible that we had to agree to meet again to change it. A draft copy of the … Continue reading holy behavior plan, batman