Lisa Lightner

My goal is to make your IEP process easier. There are only a few thousand people in the country who know as much about IEPs as I do. I'm an IEP/Special Education Advocate who has attended 100s of IEP meetings. I live in Chester County, PA with my husband and two boys. When I'm not here, I'm probably in Harrisburg or DC lobbying!

common IEP assessments

How to Understand your Child’s IEP Evaluations | Common IEP Assessments | IEP Eligibility

Interpreting IEP Evaluations For me, both as a Special Education Advocate and a Parent, I find the hardest part of the IEP process to be the IEP eligibility evaluations. For each re-evaluation, my son (or my clients) may receive upward of 10-12 assessments. That’s a dozen protocols I have to look up, read and understand. …

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low tech assistive technology

Low Tech Assistive Technology | Examples | Communication | Ideas | Reading and Writing

Low Tech Assistive Technology If I say the words “assistive technology,” what comes to mind? An iPad with autism apps? Or maybe Stephen Hawking with his thought-activated chair and voice modulator? When we hear the term Assistive Technology (AT), we often imagine kids with disabilities mastering previously challenging assignments with the help of the latest …

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low tech assistive technology