Developmental Delay It’s weird, right? Your child has had an IEP for years, and his disability classification has always been Developmental Delays. Now, all of a sudden you feel blindsided because the school is telling you that they cannot check that box anymore. But your child is still disabled and has many delays. This can’t […]
All the parts of an IEP, explained:
What is an IEP?
A solid IEP takes time. You can't learn it all in one sitting. But, as you learn each part of the IEP and how it fits in with the other parts, you'll be a much better advocate for your disabled child. Here are the main parts of the IEP, explained.
Parent Concerns Letter for your IEP Meeting I’m going to wag my finger at you–from this day forward, you do a Parent Concerns Letter for your IEP. Every.single.time. No more “Well I didn’t know…” or “I didn’t think I had to do one each time…” Now you know. Do one. This is one of the […]
How to tell when you have a crappy IEP. I’ve attended more IEP meetings than I can count. Or even care to count. I get it–parents only call in a Special Education Advocate when there’s trouble. If you were happy with things, you wouldn’t need help, right? But what that means is that as an […]
Assistive Technology in the Classroom Several years ago, I compiled a series of posts that corresponded with the alphabet. This post was the “A” post. But, it recently just needed some formatting and updates and is being republished. It was originally written by Ron Steen, who is a Special Education Advocate in suburban Philadelphia. Questions […]
What are the 14 Categories of Disability under IDEA? Autism (and yes there is medical vs educational!) Deaf-blindness Deafness Developmental delay (DD) Emotional disturbance (ED) Hearing impairment Intellectual disability Multiple disabilities (MDS) Orthopedic impairment Other health impairment (OHI) Specific learning disability (SLD) Speech or language impairment Traumatic brain injury (TBI) Visual impairment, including blindness I […]
At what age does an IEP end? I know what you’re thinking. “21!” is what you want to yell out. And that’s what I thought. Then a friend asked me about this. She is a knowledgeable and well-respected advocate. And I think that she was thinking that she was being gaslighted with IEP misinformation. Ok, […]