Your Special Education and IEP questions answered by a certified Special Education Advocate.

{Ask an Advocate} receptive language issue or just stubborn?

Today’s question is about Robert, age 6 my son was diagnosed with a receptive speech delay. Right now his speech therapist at school who has only seen him 2 times says he might have something called APD how can we tell if he has this really or just being stubborn and not following directions he [...]

Your Special Education and IEP questions answered by a certified Special Education Advocate.

{Ask an Advocate} questions about hearing and vision assessments

Here is today’s question: Our son (I’ll call him T)  is currently in an IBI (Intensive Behavior Intervention) class. We feel this is an appropriate placement for him due to his diagnosis of Autism, Pica, and SPD. We are currently completing his annual IEP and things actually went very well this year. His goals are [...]

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{Ask an Advocate} My child was suspended from school

This is a combination of three separate reader questions, all rolled into one. All three questions pertain to a child being suspended from school. Two have an IEP and one does not. Here is an overview of school suspensions. Please if you have any further questions, please seek professional help from a lawyer or advocate. [...]

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Special Education

{Ask an Advocate} school claiming “computer problems”

broken computer

Today’s question comes to us from a parent of an 11-year-old, will call him RK. Can a school not report out and claim a “computer problem” is the cause? The reporting out is now a few weeks overdue. The interesting piece is that the school is claiming it’s a district wide problem, but others at [...]

{Ask an Advocate} receptive language issue or just stubborn?

Your Special Education and IEP questions answered by a certified Special Education Advocate.

Today’s question is about Robert, age 6 my son was diagnosed with a receptive speech delay. Right now his speech therapist at school who has only seen him 2 times says he might have something called APD how can we tell if he has this really or just being stubborn and not following directions he [...]

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Fun & Recreation

{TGIF} Fun Friday Blog Giveaway Linkup~weekend of October 17

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Happy Friday! I have several great giveaways going on this week. I have one for two $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Another is a great Holiday Prize package from Laurie Berkner. And, A KitchenAid Mixer! That would be fun to win, huh?   Exciting news this week! We have had some changes in the blogs who [...]

Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~weekend of October 17

A weekly listing of low or no cost activities for families--both a national list and several just for Philadelphia area, and Philly area special needs activities.

Every week I publish a list of free or low-cost activities for your family. At the very least, every activity has a discount code or coupon available. Keeping the kids busy and entertained is hard, doing it on a budget is even harder. So here you go, here is this week’s list. I usually start [...]

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Recipes

{giveaway} 17 great fall recipes + win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

We have 17 delicious fall recipes + your chance to win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

My foodie friend Colleen, from Souffle Bombay gathered a group of us together for a fun post about the flavors of Fall PLUS hold on to your hats!! We are giving away a GORGEOUS Kitchen Aid 5QT Professional Stand Mixer! Who is  feeling lucky? We have got you covered from breakfast through to desserts with [...]

{Halloween Recipes} snacks and meals using Flat Out flatbread

Here are 9 snack and dinner recipes for Halloween, all in one convenient printable.

During October and Halloween, there is so much focus on candy and sweet treats like baked goods, isn’t there? Don’t get me wrong, I totally indulge and let my kids do as well. In moderation. If there is such a thing as indulging in moderation. No one ever thinks of what to make for Halloween [...]

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Travel

how to have the best Halloween, Christmas, Summer, Halloween and Christmas

sesame place season pass discount

Right now is an AWESOME time to buy season passes for Sesame Place. Want to give your kids the best Christmas gift ever, and make some memories along the way? Right now when you buy them…you get the rest of 2014 AND you get all of 2015. So your year ends something like this: Halloween/October: [...]

the best Philadelphia area attractions for families with special needs

best attractions for special needs kids

Several years ago, I had an epiphany. It was after a celebration that I had attended for the anniversary of ADA. ADA was obviously landmark legislation and has completely changed the way we view many things in our society. But we’re still not there. I approached then editor of MetroKids about this idea. I remember [...]

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Inspiration

Join McDonald’s for a Day of Change #forRMHC on October 15

ronald mcdonald house day of change

October 15 is the 40th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House and the birthday of the Ronald McDonald House system. It is such a wonderful charity and I personally know of so many families who have had the opportunity to use it and benefit from it. As part of my work as a McCafe McDonald’s [...]

Thoughtful Thursday~October 2

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En Espanol

Sesame Street lanza iniciativa “Ver la asombrosa en todos los niños”

Mi hijo y Abby en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Se trata de un proyecto muy divertido y emocionante de la gente más en Sesame Workshop. En el Día Mundial del Autismo, la semana pasada, se anunció que están empezando una nueva iniciativa llamada “Ver la increíble en todos los niños“, y se centrarán en los niños que tienen autismo. Si usted ha estado viendo [...]

cómo obtener la asistencia médica para su hijo

Cuando me mudé desde Canadá hasta la zona de Filadelfia , que estaba un poco confundido en cuanto a cuáles son los servicios que pudiera recibir por mis hijos . Había muy pocos recursos que hay previstas para mi familia con respecto a mis discapacidades de los niños y el apoyo que se ofrecía era [...]

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