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I am brand new to IEPs.

Was your child recently diagnosed with a disability? Or, they were struggling in school and you were told they need an IEP?

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What are IEP Related Services in Special Education | Definition | Eligibility
Special Education

What are IEP Related Services in Special Education | Definition | Eligibility

By October 30, 2020 0
What are Related Services? According to IDEA, these are the related services in Special Education. audiology counseling services early identification
Present Levels | PLOP | PLAAFP | The Most Important Section of the IEP-Find out Why!
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Present Levels | PLOP | PLAAFP | The Most Important Section of the IEP-Find out Why!

By April 25, 2020 0
IEP Present Levels Ask almost any Special Education Advocate, and they’ll tell you that Present Levels is the most
The Special Education Placement Decision Making Process, explained.
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The Special Education Placement Decision Making Process, explained.

By November 20, 2019 0
Special Education Placement Not only is IEP placement one of the most debated topics among parents, it’s also one
When should I receive a Draft Copy of the IEP or Evaluations?
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When should I receive a Draft Copy of the IEP or Evaluations?

By October 4, 2019 0
Draft IEP Timelines “Well, Mrs. Lightner, we are not going to be making any changes to this IEP today.” Oh
What is an IEP? FAPE, explained by a Special Education Advocate.
Special Education

What is an IEP? FAPE, explained by a Special Education Advocate.

By November 17, 2020 0
IEP For as much time as I spending talking and teaching parents about IEPs, I don’t think I’ve
Your Child’s Strengths | 100 Example Statements to Swipe for your IEP
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Your Child’s Strengths | 100 Example Statements to Swipe for your IEP

By December 3, 2020 0
Your Child’s Strengths Sometimes we get so wrapped up in getting our kids’ needs met, we forget to address
Maybe the Most Important IEP–>Preschool IEP to Kindergarten IEP.”/></a></div><div class=Special Education

Maybe the Most Important IEP–>Preschool IEP to Kindergarten IEP.

By October 10, 2019 0
Special Education Kindergarten When you hear most special ed parents discussing “transition,” most of the time they are talking about
IEP Data Tracking | IEP Progress Monitoring, for Parents | Free IEP Goal Tracker
Special Education

IEP Data Tracking | IEP Progress Monitoring, for Parents | Free IEP Goal Tracker

By September 30, 2020 0
IEP Data Tracking IEP data tracking and progress monitoring in special education is one of the most important things about
IEP Laws and Regulations for all 50 States | Spreadsheet with Links
Special Education

IEP Laws and Regulations for all 50 States | Spreadsheet with Links

By September 13, 2020 0
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Several years ago, I was at a fundraiser. It was for an agency that
Special Education Timelines | When Should the School Respond to IEP Requests or Evals?
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Special Education Timelines | When Should the School Respond to IEP Requests or Evals?

By October 28, 2020 0
IEP Timelines How long does a school have to: respond to IEP email? schedule an IEP meeting? evaluate my child?
What can I ask for on my child’s IEP? And how do I get my team to agree?
Special Education

What can I ask for on my child’s IEP? And how do I get my team to agree?

By February 22, 2020 0
What to Ask for on your IEP “I don’t know what to ask for on my IEP!” That question
Understanding IEP Eligibility | A Guide for Parents | Flowchart
Special Education

Understanding IEP Eligibility | A Guide for Parents | Flowchart

By February 26, 2020 0
IEP Eligibility Your child has an IEP. Or they do not. Perhaps they were found ineligible. Maybe you were offered
Your IEP Meeting | What to Bring | What to Expect
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Your IEP Meeting | What to Bring | What to Expect

By November 30, 2020 0
What to Expect at an IEP Meeting My first IEP meeting did not go well. Well, wait. Kevin has been
IEP Testing and Evaluations: What Parents Should Know  | Timelines | Initial Evals
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IEP Testing and Evaluations: What Parents Should Know | Timelines | Initial Evals

By February 20, 2020 0
IEP Evaluations Different variations of questions come up about IEP evaluations all the time. Parents are unclear about timelines, what
Parent-Teacher Conferences | What to Ask | Special Education | Distance Learning
Special Education

Parent-Teacher Conferences | What to Ask | Special Education | Distance Learning

By October 9, 2020 0
Parent-Teacher Conference Like other areas of our life, Parent-Teacher conferences can look different for a child with an IEP. A
How to get an IEP for your Child, explained by a Special Education Advocate.
Special Education

How to get an IEP for your Child, explained by a Special Education Advocate.

By January 25, 2020 0
How to get an IEP. Gather your thoughts about your child and their struggles at school. Decide if meeting with
What is RTI in School? What does it mean? RTI vs. MTSS
Special Education

What is RTI in School? What does it mean? RTI vs. MTSS

By December 17, 2020 0
RTI Response to Intervention | MTSS What is RTI at school? Who determines what RTI looks like for a kid? Can
Understanding Common IEP Assessments | IEP Eligibility
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Understanding Common IEP Assessments | IEP Eligibility

By August 17, 2020 0
For me, both as a Special Education Advocate and a Parent, I find the hardest part of the IEP process
Special Education Advocate | How to Find and Hire One Near You | What We Do.
Special Education

Special Education Advocate | How to Find and Hire One Near You | What We Do.

By October 14, 2020 0
IEP Special Education Advocate “$2000?!?!” my husband exclaimed. “Do we really need this for him?” “Become an IEP/Special Education Advocate!”
Yes! Parental Consent is Required to Change an IEP.
Special Education

Yes! Parental Consent is Required to Change an IEP.

By September 29, 2020 0
Can an IEP be changed without parental consent? For the purposes of this post, it assumes that you (parent) already
What to Wear to a Parent Teacher Conference or IEP Meeting
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What to Wear to a Parent Teacher Conference or IEP Meeting

By October 25, 2020 0
Does it matter what you wear to an IEP meeting? Yes. “I have an IEP meeting tomorrow, should I dress
All About your IEP: A Guide to Getting Started, for Parents.
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All About your IEP: A Guide to Getting Started, for Parents.

By September 24, 2019 0
What is an IEP? IEP stands for Individual Education Plan. It is just what it says. Children with disabilities are
How to Build a Meaningful IEP for Autism | Goals | Sample
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How to Build a Meaningful IEP for Autism | Goals | Sample

By October 27, 2020 0
IEP for Autism For almost 10 years, readers have been asking me questions about an IEP and autism. It’s quite
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How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting | Checklist | Be a Better Advocate

By November 29, 2020 0
IEP Meetings This is a really old post that I have been meaning to update for ages. I see the
IEP Stands for…35 Most Common Special Education Acronyms
Special Education

IEP Stands for…35 Most Common Special Education Acronyms

By February 22, 2020 0
Special Education Acronyms and Terms When I first started this journey, I swore that I wouldn’t do this! I
Why IEP Parents Should Never Agree to the “Let’s just Wait and See.”
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Why IEP Parents Should Never Agree to the “Let’s just Wait and See.”

By January 21, 2020 0
Let’s Just Wait and See. I’d be willing to be my house and my car that 99% of all
How and When to Write to your IEP Team | IEP Letter Templates | 504
Special Education

How and When to Write to your IEP Team | IEP Letter Templates | 504

By October 6, 2020 0
How to Write a Letter to School You will definitely want to bookmark or pin this post. I have often

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