Frustrated with organizing IEP paperwork? Get your printable IEP organizer and you will have everything you need all in one notebook.

How to best organize your IEP paperwork~get your IEP organizer!

I am so excited about this. This is an idea that I have had in my head for quite some time, I just never was able to make it happen. You know how hard it is to manage IEP paperwork. Most of us have various stacks of papers and folders around our house, but when […]

You can stand right here, where MLK stood...such inspiration!

Follow me to DC while I speak up for our kids!

After not visiting DC at all in 2013…I am now already on the cusp of my second trip for 2015! Squee! I love Washington, DC and in my head I struggle with which city I love more….DC or Philadelphia? I love what Philadelphia represents as far as our past, but DC is the here and […]

Take your family movie nights and kick it up a notch with these great theme suggestions to match your movies and your menus!

7 awesome movie night theme ideas~Netflix movie + themed food=fun at home!

With winter upon us and this bitter, bitter cold…I don’t know about you but I am in full hibernation mode! We are home almost all the time and sometimes my face hurts just walking from the car into a building. We’re watching more tv than usual, but that’s ok. Still, in order to try to […]

Win 4 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, discount code in post too! Giveaway ends 2/27

Harlem Globetrotters~discount code + chance to win tickets!

This will be our 3rd or 4th year going to see the Harlem Globetrotters….and once again, WE CAN’T WAIT. I think I enjoy it just as much as my boys. If you have seen them, they are just as good as they ever were. When they play that familiar tune…and they come out on to […]

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Special Education

{Ask an Advocate} school wants to move son to a more restrictive environment

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

Today’s question: My child is currently in the general ed class for all core classes.  He get pulled out to the EC class room a few days a week.  I received a draft of the proposed IEP which  now places him in the EC classroom for all core class every day.  This would mean he […]

{Ask an Advocate} IEP issues~how do I become an advocate?

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

Today’s question: My 11 yr old is diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. My 15 yr old is diagnosed Asperger’s and ADD.  I would like to know how to go about becoming an advocate as I have trouble getting correct information from my local Area Education Agency and the goals in my kids’ […]

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Fun & Recreation

7 awesome movie night theme ideas~Netflix movie + themed food=fun at home!

Take your family movie nights and kick it up a notch with these great theme suggestions to match your movies and your menus!

With winter upon us and this bitter, bitter cold…I don’t know about you but I am in full hibernation mode! We are home almost all the time and sometimes my face hurts just walking from the car into a building. We’re watching more tv than usual, but that’s ok. Still, in order to try to […]

Harlem Globetrotters~discount code + chance to win tickets!

Win 4 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, discount code in post too! Giveaway ends 2/27

This will be our 3rd or 4th year going to see the Harlem Globetrotters….and once again, WE CAN’T WAIT. I think I enjoy it just as much as my boys. If you have seen them, they are just as good as they ever were. When they play that familiar tune…and they come out on to […]

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Recipes

The Modern Family’s Frozen Dessert

It goes without saying that the most common dessert item in any household is ice cream. Regardless of whether it is winter or summer, ice cream is the perfect dessert to eat after a hearty meal, or even as a late night snack. With the wide variety of ice cream flavors out there, everyone is […]

7 dinner ideas with 7 ingredients or less~done in under 45 minutes

7 meal ideas that have 7 ingredients or less and are ready in 45 minutes or less...perfect for busy school nights!

Hey, I’m a busy mom just like everyone else. I’ve worked full time in and out of the home, and part time in and out of the home…and no matter what I do, I just don’t always have time to cook elaborate meals. For me, it’s about what I can cook in under and hour […]

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Travel

visiting and sleeping over at the National Archives in Washington, DC (with special needs!)

The National Archives is a great place to visit for all ages and it's very special needs friendly. Read my tips so that you are prepared, and definitely consider doing the Archives Sleepover!

Washington, DC is my second favorite city. Maybe my first-favorite…it’s so hard! I love Philadelphia because it feels like home to me and I love all the history, but I love DC because it has history and what is happening today. It’s a city with great energy. I look for any excuse to visit and […]

family and special needs tips for visiting PA Farm Show

Visiting the Pennsylvania Farm Show is a tradition for my family. Traveling with little kids or special needs will be easier if you read these tips before you go.

While we are in the throes of the holiday season, I also have my eye on one other thing……..the PA Farm Show! It’s usually the first full week in January, but this year it is the second. I guess the first week was too soon after the holiday break. The 2015 PA Farm Show is […]

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Inspiration

Follow me to DC while I speak up for our kids!

You can stand right here, where MLK stood...such inspiration!

After not visiting DC at all in 2013…I am now already on the cusp of my second trip for 2015! Squee! I love Washington, DC and in my head I struggle with which city I love more….DC or Philadelphia? I love what Philadelphia represents as far as our past, but DC is the here and […]

stares, finger pointing and questions….welcomed!

Children are naturally curious...and really, it's ok if you ask us questions about my child with special needs.

A few weeks ago, my younger son (non-disabled) had a friend over to play. We’ve known this family for about 6 months but both older kids have been in my home a few times and have been exposed to my older son numerous times. Anyway, the older sibling came down to walk his sister home, […]

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En Espanol

Aplicación de estrategias de funcionamiento ejecutivo en el IEP

A Day in our Shoes, one of the best special needs parenting websites you can find. Now, it comes with a free special needs Android app. Get it now!

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo parece ser uno de los problemas más comunes que enfrentan los estudiantes con discapacidades y una dificultad común, incluso con los adultos en la sociedad actual. Sin embargo, parece que hay muy poca comprensión de la función ejecutiva entre los maestros o cómo proporcionar estrategias funcionales en el aula. Esto es lo que […]

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 […]

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