Special Education Procedural Safeguards Ok, finger-wagging time. Because I know that a very large percentage of parents are not reading your IEP Procedural Safeguards. I can tell by the questions you ask. Because many of the questions I am asked to answer (as an advocate) are very easily answered by looking at Procedural Safeguards. I’ve included […]
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.
What is ESY Extended School Year? ESY (extended school year) is anything that extends beyond the normal six hours a day, 180 days a year. It is a provision of IDEA and is not just summer school. See ESY booklet below, IDEA regs on page 4. It can be anything (as long as the program […]
When should you end an IEP? One of the, ahem, benefits of this job is that I get to talk to all kinds of parents. That being said, parents generally only contact me when things aren’t going so well. After all, if your child is happy, making great progress and doing well in school, why […]
Transportation and your IEP “It’s the bus. It’s always the bus!” My former supervisor used to say that so often. So many issues around a school bus ride. Lots of kids, no seatbelts, unstructured time, no one watching them (because we want the driver watching the road, right?). And it goes on. This post is […]
Why you should check this item on the front page of your IEP. Imagine for a moment that you are a teacher and it’s the first day of class. Every child is wearing a white baseball-style cap. On the front of each hat is a phrase or two, such as: “has a lisp,” “allergic to […]
IEP Transition IEP Transition is probably the most important time in a student’s life. Yet it is the section of the IEP that I see inadequate and downright botched most of the time. For example, I once had a client, and her entire transition section of her IEP had one sentence. “She likes to braid […]