Developing Meaningful IEP Transition Goals beyond “Food, Filth and Flowers.”

Developing Meaningful IEP Transition Goals beyond “Food, Filth and Flowers.”

IEP Transition Services IEP Transition Planning is probably the most important time in a student’s IEP life. Yet it is the section of the IEP that I see inadequate and downright botched most of the time. I see very few meaningful IEP transition goals written. And, meaningless transition IEP goals means mediocre IEP transition services…

6 Must Do First Week of School Activities for Special Education | Teachers and Parents

6 Must Do First Week of School Activities for Special Education | Teachers and Parents

First Week of Special Education I’m a crazy over planner. While everyone is just trying to get through to the end of a school year, I’m already planning for the first week of school activities in special education for next year. I know, it’s a bit over the top. But here’s the thing. By the…

10 Outdoors Activities for Autism | How to Get Autistic Kids and Adults Outside More Often

10 Outdoors Activities for Autism | How to Get Autistic Kids and Adults Outside More Often

Outdoor Activities for Autistics Today really reiterated to me that I need to get back to the outdoors and get my kids outside. I had my son at the eye doctor and she is an expert in her field (at a local children’s hospital). She said that they are seeing an increase of young kids…

What to Do About IEP Retaliation Including When They Call CPS.

What to Do About IEP Retaliation Including When They Call CPS.

The school called CPS on me! Sometimes I hear the stories and think “How, how did we get here?” And, many times I’ve seen a parent seek assistance and many parents chime in, “That’s illegal, they can’t do that!” Sigh. I wish it was that simple. Yes, it is illegal. But IEP retaliation happens. School…

3 Best Adaptive Bikes for Autistic Teens | Adults with Disabilities

3 Best Adaptive Bikes for Autistic Teens | Adults with Disabilities

Autism and Riding a Bike I get a surprising number of inquiries about this. Ever since I posted a photo of my son riding our adaptive bike, people ask me what it is and where we got it. First, let’s start by saying, just because a child has autism, does not mean that they cannot…

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia | 50 Fun Places and Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia | 50 Fun Places and Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia If you’re the parent of a child with sensory sensitivities, you know that it can be challenging to find activities and attractions that both you and your little one can enjoy. I live near Philadelphia and we just love it here. There are so many autism friendly places and activities. You will…

19 Sports Programs for Kids with Disabilities | Inclusive Sports

19 Sports Programs for Kids with Disabilities | Inclusive Sports

Special Needs Sports Programs An often overlooked area of our kids’ lives is their recreation time. As parents, we spend so much time worrying about their health, worrying about IEPs and education, that there isn’t much time or energy left for recreation time. The sentiment is starting to change on this topic. Many schools and…