Don’t IEP Alone

An IEP, or Individualized Education Plan, is a complex document with many different parts. Understanding each part will help you be a better IEP advocate for your child.

But, you don’t have to do this alone. I’ve spent over a decade as a Special Education Advocate, attended hundreds of IEP meetings and more conferences and workshops than I can count. Now, I explain it to you.

upset child because he was rejected from a private IEP placement

What to do when your desired (out-of-district) IEP placement rejects your child.

IEP Placement: Private and Out-of-District Ahhh…you’re finally there. After months (maybe years!) of IEP meetings, you and your school district have agreed that your child needs a private placement. Success! Finally, no more stagnating, no more regression. Your child will finally be in a more appropriate placement. And then, you get the sucker punch. It …

What to do when your desired (out-of-district) IEP placement rejects your child. Read More »

upset child because he was rejected from a private IEP placement
developmentally delayed when told too old to be kid at desk

They said my child is too old to be considered for “developmental delay.”

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 …

They said my child is too old to be considered for “developmental delay.” Read More »

developmentally delayed when told too old to be kid at desk