Don’t IEP Alone

If you are seeking IEP information, you’re in the right place.

For over a decade, A Day in our Shoes has been helping parents navigate the IEP process. With products, informative articles, support forums, live chats and more, we are your most important resource to be a better advocate for your child.

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Welcome, I’m Lisa.

I’m here to let you know you’re not alone!

They say it takes a village…and you have found yours.

I’ve been working as a Special Education Advocate for over a decade. Along the way, I have met countless other advocates, attorneys and other professionals who now lend their knowledge to the site.

Since 2011 (the site’s beginning) I have helped thousands of moms like you know that you’re not alone in this journey with your child.

FAQs about IEPs and 504 Plans

Getting started in IEPs can be stressful for parents. From start to finish, it can take over 100 days to have an IEP implemented. You start with asking for IEP evaluations.

This happens often. There are many differences between an IEP and a 504. Learn what the differences are, and what your child needs. Pursue an IEP if you believe your child needs special education.

Parents in the IEP process should receive a booklet called Procedural Safeguards. This outlines your Parent Rights as well as your child’s rights in the process. It is essential that you learn and use your rights and do not rely upon someone else’s interpretation of those rights.

That is one of the most common questions I answer–ideas for IEP Goals for your Child. But, no need to reinvent the wheel–I have thousands of IEP Goal and Accommodation ideas for you to read and personalize for your child.

IEP meetings can be a great source of stress for parents. But, I’ve got you covered. Stick around and you’ll actually be looking forward to them.


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