You should tell the media about this! It’s a really common piece of IEP advice. And, I get it. Our kids are treated horribly sometimes. They get bullied, sometimes even by school staff. Kids are denied much-needed academic interventions, often for reasons none other than a power trip. It’s natural to think, “If more people […]
Look at past posts:
In case you missed this, or an old disability issue is new again.
Kids and Family Kindness Challenge I was inspired by a friend who was doing some volunteering. When someone asked her what prompted her to do it, she said, “Well, I figured I could be mad and shout at my TV. Or I could do something.” A family kindness challenge with my kids–I can do that! […]
Celebrities with Disability and Mental Illness It matters. The more we see people with disabilities and mental illness, the more normal it becomes. It can also help children who are struggling envision a future for themselves. Here are celebrities who are helping us smash stigmas for disabilities and mental illness. Bebe Rexha: The singer and […]
FAPE This is a disturbing trend. I have recently had conversations with several different parents who are unfamiliar with the term FAPE. I even had one claim that “FAPE isn’t a term that we use in my state.” First, yes it is. Second, every parent needs to understand what FAPE is. It is the cornerstone […]
How to become a Special Education Advocate I never intended to become a Special Education Advocate. I merely took a course because my son was a toddler and I thought that the information would be good to have. Then, the 2008 recession hit, and I found myself unemployed. For me, it definitely was one of […]
Become an IEP Educational Surrogate Have you heard of being an IEP educational surrogate parent? Many times parents ask me how they can give back to the special needs community. Particularly for those who have their own child’s situation settled and stable, and have the knowledge, but maybe not quite enough knowledge to be working […]