7 Real-Life Examples of Misogyny at IEP Meetings.

7 Real-Life Examples of Misogyny at IEP Meetings.

The misogyny of IEP meetings. I receive a surprising amount of criticism for catering to women on this blog. Or, writing about them and to them. Sure, much of it is constructive criticism such as “Remember, dads do this stuff too!” It’s usually in response to a post that I’ve done that has “moms” in…

Yes, your child with an IEP can go on the field trip.

Yes, your child with an IEP can go on the field trip.

Excluding Students from Field Trips Imagine this–your school is planning a field trip. But, they call you and say “Oh, I’m sorry, your child cannot go because he is African-American.” Or, “We’d love for your daughter to join us, unfortunately we are not equipped to bring Jewish children on this field trip. We just don’t…

{Special Education Paraprofessionals} Your IEP has a 1:1 Aide, now what?

{Special Education Paraprofessionals} Your IEP has a 1:1 Aide, now what?

Special Education Paraprofessionals Finally! You did it! You persevered, advocated, stressed, documented and finally…your child has a 1:1 aide or special education paraprofessional on their IEP. Note: If you are wondering How to Get a 1:1 Aide/Para added to your child’s IEP, that’s a different post. Read that one, do the steps, then come back…

Yes, you should consider Special Education Mediation for your IEP Dispute.

Special Education Mediation Mediation, meee–deee-aayyy-shun! I’m singing that in the Cat in the Hat tune. Have you seen that episode where he sings about hibernation? Well, that’s what I think of when people talk about IEPs and mediation. I end up singing that term in my head. But enough about my ear worms. You’re here…

What to Do when your School or Teacher is not following the IEP.

What to Do when your School or Teacher is not following the IEP.

My school is not following the IEP! It’s a common parent complaint. Your school, teacher or IEP team is not following the IEP. In non-compliance. Here are some steps that you can take and I’ve sort of listed them in order of how you should proceed, though some may overlap. (Note: For the purposes of this…

{IEP and Email} What to Know Before You Click “Send.”

{IEP and Email} What to Know Before You Click “Send.”

IEPs and E-Mail Email. How did we live without it? IEPs are relatively new, not even 50 years old. Obviously, e-mail is even newer. And, as technology changes, IEP practice and regulations has to change too. The last time IDEA was reauthorized what 2004, so even that is a long time in the age of…

Assistive Technology in the Classroom | 3 Facts that can change your IEP.

Assistive Technology in the Classroom | 3 Facts that can change your IEP.

Assistive Technology in the Classroom Before I rant about this (mostly kidding!), let me back up a bit. A while back, I did a post about IEP Thought Hurdles. I think it’s a really good post, but it never got the traction I thought it could get. That philosophy definitely applies to Assistive Technology in…

7 Things you Never Want to Hear at an IEP Meeting.

7 Things you Never Want to Hear at an IEP Meeting.

Be on Alert for these phrases at your IEP Meeting. You’re sitting in your IEP meeting. Things seem to be going well. Everyone is pleasant and there’s a constructive conversation. But your gut is telling you that something just isn’t quite right. But, how do you know? Well, after having attended hundreds of IEP meetings,…