When your IEP Meeting is Tomorrow This was in an email I opened this morning: “Hi! I have my IEP meeting later today, please send me any advice you have that you think might be helpful. Thanks.” Now, this is not an unusual email. Actually, several times a week, either via email or in our […]
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Am I ready for my IEP Meeting? As an advocate, I have attended literally hundreds of IEP meetings. I know you, Moms. You’re stressed and anxious. But attending all those IEP meetings has also given me a tremendous view of all kinds of people and meetings and ways to prepare. If you hire a Special […]
6 Principles of Special Education I have to open this post with a shout out to blog reader Mike T. He emailed me, as a link to this post and the printable was gone. I searched and searched and sure enough, he was right. So, starting over. Because the 6 Principles of IDEA and Special […]
How and When to Request an IEP Meeting This one should be filed under “blog posts I never thought I’d have to do.” I never realized how much misinformation there is surrounding asking for an IEP meeting. So I’m going to sort it out for–the myths and facts. When you can (and should) ask for […]
Avoid falling into the hole of IEP negativity. Recently there was a lively discussion in our Facebook group. A teacher said something inappropriate to a student. Not sexual or anything like that, just unprofessional. But I took a lot of grief from members because I presented the teacher’s side. After all, she had been criticized […]
What Parents should do AFTER an IEP Meeting. It seems that many parents anticipate and prepare for an IEP meeting and then that’s it. Often, it’s very anti-climatic, all that preparing and worrying. And then what? Are you left with this feeling of not being resolved, or not knowing what to expect? Sound familiar? Also […]