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How Fantasy Football Can Teach Executive Functioning Skills.
Activities for Kids

How Fantasy Football Can Teach Executive Functioning Skills.

By September 19, 2020 0
Learning Executive Functioning Skills My husband has been in a family Fantasy Football league for several years. In recent years,
23 Accommodations to Include in your 504 Plan for Food Allergies.
Section 504 Plans

23 Accommodations to Include in your 504 Plan for Food Allergies.

By September 18, 2020 0
504 Plans for Food Allergies On this website, you will find many articles that discuss the overuse of 504 plans. They were
Why I left Flodesk and went back to Mad Mimi.
Frugal Living

Why I left Flodesk and went back to Mad Mimi.

By September 17, 2020 4
It was too good to be true. Running a blog and all that goes with it takes much more time
9 Essential Tips for Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home During COVID-19.
Pandemic Parenting

9 Essential Tips for Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home During COVID-19.

By September 17, 2020 0
Will your distance learning be successful? As we face the reality of having to do long-distance learning with our children
5 Ideas for a Safe and Fun Halloween during the Pandemic.
Pandemic Parenting

5 Ideas for a Safe and Fun Halloween during the Pandemic.

By September 16, 2020 0
Halloween Looks Different this year! No matter how you like to celebrate Halloween, there is no denying that it is
40 Sample IEP Counseling Goals | IEP Counseling Related Services
IEP Goals, Accommodations and Strategies

40 Sample IEP Counseling Goals | IEP Counseling Related Services

By September 15, 2020 0
Should your Child Have Counseling IEP Goals? Student counseling is listed as a Related Service in IDEA. Actually, Parent Counseling
Race and Representation in Children’s Literature | Recommended Reading List
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Race and Representation in Children’s Literature | Recommended Reading List

By September 14, 2020 0
Today I had the pleasure of doing a Facebook Live Chat with Pam Margolis. We talked about race and representation
IEP Laws and Regulations for all 50 States | Spreadsheet with Links
Special Education

IEP Laws and Regulations for all 50 States | Spreadsheet with Links

By September 13, 2020 0
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Several years ago, I was at a fundraiser. It was for an agency that
7 Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids with Autism | ADHD | Anxiety
Disability Resources for Families

7 Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids with Autism | ADHD | Anxiety

By September 11, 2020 0
Best Noise Cancelling Headphones The world is a noisy place. Heck, sometimes I wish I had noise-cancelling headphones. But if
How To Write a Parent Concerns Letter for your IEP that Gets Noticed | Templates
Don’t IEP Alone

How To Write a Parent Concerns Letter for your IEP that Gets Noticed | Templates

By September 9, 2020 0
How to Write IEP Parent Concerns. I’m going to wag my finger at you–from this day forward, you
Trick-or-Treating in the Age of COVID-19 | Free Printable Checklist
Pandemic Parenting

Trick-or-Treating in the Age of COVID-19 | Free Printable Checklist

By September 9, 2020 0
COVID-19 and Halloween If there is one thing that doesn’t get canceled this Halloween season, I hope it’s
Back to School 2020 with an IEP | Q and A with Attorney Laura Heneghan.
Pandemic Parenting

Back to School 2020 with an IEP | Q and A with Attorney Laura Heneghan.

By August 31, 2020 0
Back to School With an IEP I’m sorry that it took me almost a month to get this video
8 Unusual and Educational Board Games for Older Kids
Activities for Kids

8 Unusual and Educational Board Games for Older Kids

By August 19, 2020 0
Educational Board Games Board games are a great way for children to learn skills without even realizing that they’re
8 Ways the Special Education System Really is Stacked Against Parents.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

8 Ways the Special Education System Really is Stacked Against Parents.

By August 18, 2020 25
8 Ways the Special Education System Really is Stacked Against Parents. The special education system is stacked against parents. It’s
Understanding Common IEP Assessments | IEP Eligibility
Don’t IEP Alone

Understanding Common IEP Assessments | IEP Eligibility

By August 17, 2020 0
For me, both as a Special Education Advocate and a Parent, I find the hardest part of the IEP process
Should your IEP Change Due to the Pandemic and Distance Learning?
Pandemic Parenting

Should your IEP Change Due to the Pandemic and Distance Learning?

By August 6, 2020 0
IEPs during the Pandemic As we head into a new school year that has even more unknowns than the spring,
Can a Child Receive In-Person IEP Services if the School is Doing Distance Learning? YES.
Pandemic Parenting

Can a Child Receive In-Person IEP Services if the School is Doing Distance Learning? YES.

By August 2, 2020 0
A FAPE Test Case and Distance Learning “In light of the foregoing, I recommend the Plaintiffs’ Motion be granted in
What will happen to my IEP this Fall, if I choose to…..
Pandemic Parenting

What will happen to my IEP this Fall, if I choose to…..

By July 14, 2020 0
Your IEP This Fall We are faced with so many tough decisions this fall. I addressed the decision-making process in
How to Request Homebound Placement | Examples | Sentence Starters
Pandemic Parenting

How to Request Homebound Placement | Examples | Sentence Starters

By July 12, 2020 0
Homebound Placement during the Pandemic Normally, I’m against homebound IEP placement for most students. After all, it is one
Should you keep your student at home or send them to school? How to Decide for Fall 2020.
Pandemic Parenting

Should you keep your student at home or send them to school? How to Decide for Fall 2020.

By July 12, 2020 0
In-Person or Virtual Learning? This summer is so stressful, isn’t it? Normally, we relax, regroup and are ready to
My child won’t wear a mask | School and IEP Accommodations | Ideas
Pandemic Parenting

My child won’t wear a mask | School and IEP Accommodations | Ideas

By July 8, 2020 0
Getting your Disabled Child to Wear a Mask If I had a nickel for “Well, just have him wear a
9 Food Shopping Hacks to Save a Third on Your Groceries (and no coupons!)
Frugal Living

9 Food Shopping Hacks to Save a Third on Your Groceries (and no coupons!)

By July 8, 2020 0
Grocery Shopping Hacks When money is tight it is important that you know how to feed your family on a
100 Fun Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids | Printable
Activities for Kids

100 Fun Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids | Printable

By July 1, 2020 0
Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids I’m so glad you clicked! I am so tired of seeing summer bucket
21 Cool Teen Crafts | STEM | Sensory | Light Play
Activities for Kids

21 Cool Teen Crafts | STEM | Sensory | Light Play

By June 29, 2020 0
Sensory Activities and Crafts for Teens It often feels like when it comes to sensory activities and cool crafts, older
Calming Back to School Jitters due to the Pandemic | Tips for Parents and Teachers
Pandemic Parenting

Calming Back to School Jitters due to the Pandemic | Tips for Parents and Teachers

By June 22, 2020 0
Nervous about going back to school? We all are! This year’s back to school time is going to be
Bored and Stuck at Home? 12 Survival Tips and Ideas for Parents and Kids.
Pandemic Parenting

Bored and Stuck at Home? 12 Survival Tips and Ideas for Parents and Kids.

By June 21, 2020 0
Stuck at Home When you’ve been stuck inside for months, either due to a virus or just plain old
13 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps and Techniques for Kids, under $5.
Disability Apps and Books

13 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps and Techniques for Kids, under $5.

By June 20, 2020 0
Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids We have a lot to think about these days. I don’t even think I
Special Needs vs Disabled? The “new” term to say instead of Special Needs.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Special Needs vs Disabled? The “new” term to say instead of Special Needs.

By June 19, 2020 0
Special Needs vs. Disability And it’s not even a new term. Hence the air quotes. Several months ago, I
Kids and Trauma | Signs | Tips for Parents | Race Trauma | Covid-19 Isolation
Pandemic Parenting

Kids and Trauma | Signs | Tips for Parents | Race Trauma | Covid-19 Isolation

By June 11, 2020 0
Kids and Trauma Our kids have been through a lot lately. From being completely isolated from friends and classmates, to
How To Ask for IEP Compensatory Services | ESY | COVID-19 crisis
Pandemic Parenting

How To Ask for IEP Compensatory Services | ESY | COVID-19 crisis

By June 11, 2020 0
IEP Compensatory Services Wow, we have so much to think about. For schools being closed for 3 months, I have never
Indoor Putting Green: 5 Reasons Why Your Disabled Child Needs One.
Activities for Kids

Indoor Putting Green: 5 Reasons Why Your Disabled Child Needs One.

By June 6, 2020 0
Indoor Putting Green For the past few months, most recreation facilities and golf courses around the world closed due to
Best Fidget Toys for ADHD and School | 10 Picks under $10
Disability Resources for Families

Best Fidget Toys for ADHD and School | 10 Picks under $10

By June 5, 2020 0
Best Fidget Toys I recently participated in a local consignment sale. My non-disabled child had quite the collection of fidget
How to Have an Amazing At-Home Summer Camp | Ideas | Themes | Schedule | Activities |  DIY
Pandemic Parenting

How to Have an Amazing At-Home Summer Camp | Ideas | Themes | Schedule | Activities | DIY

By June 4, 2020 0
How to Run a Summer Camp at Home Well, here we are. My son has been out of school for 2
Resources to Talk with Kids about Race
Disability Resources for Families

Resources to Talk with Kids about Race

By June 2, 2020 0
Talking about Race with Kids Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Kyle Boyer about kids and race relations.
Weight Gain for Kids~12 Foods to add 500 calories a day.
Disability Resources for Families

Weight Gain for Kids~12 Foods to add 500 calories a day.

By June 2, 2020 0
How Many Calories a day to Gain Weight? We spend so much time talking about childhood obesity, we often forget
All About IEP Goals | Parent FAQs, answered.
IEP Goals, Accommodations and Strategies

All About IEP Goals | Parent FAQs, answered.

By May 31, 2020 0
IEP Goals How many goals should an IEP have? Who writes IEP goals? Can parents submit IEP goal ideas? What
27 Behavior Contract Templates | Teen | Example | Printable
Disability Resources for Families

27 Behavior Contract Templates | Teen | Example | Printable

By May 30, 2020 0
Behavior Contract My 11-year-old definitely needs a behavior contract. Ah, summer. I am dreading it just as much as I
Tips for Living with ADHD | Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Sarah Cheyette
Disability Resources for Families

Tips for Living with ADHD | Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Sarah Cheyette

By May 29, 2020 0
Living with ADHD This Facebook Live chat about Living with ADHD was a Q&A session with Doctor Sarah
Executive Functioning Coach Tips | Managing School, Work, Life.
Disability Resources for Families

Executive Functioning Coach Tips | Managing School, Work, Life.

By May 28, 2020 0
Advice from an Executive Functioning Coach This Facebook Live event was awesome. I am really amazed by the caliber of
Kids with OCD and/or Anxiety | FAQs w/ Dr. Chad Brandt
Disability Resources for Families

Kids with OCD and/or Anxiety | FAQs w/ Dr. Chad Brandt

By May 21, 2020 0
Kids with OCD and/or Anxiety Here is all the information from my interview with Dr. Chad Brandt. I’m
12 Easy Patriotic Crafts for Kids
Activities for Kids

12 Easy Patriotic Crafts for Kids

By May 21, 2020 0
Patriotic Crafts for Kids If you have a child with very limited skills like I do, crafts can be frustrating.
Patriotism for Kids | 10 Fun Learning Activities for Families.
Activities for Kids

Patriotism for Kids | 10 Fun Learning Activities for Families.

By May 21, 2020 0
Patriotism for Kids Patriot. It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot lately. And misused a lot, in
8 Legit Work-at-Home Jobs for Moms with Disabled Kids | No MLM!
Frugal Living

8 Legit Work-at-Home Jobs for Moms with Disabled Kids | No MLM!

By May 20, 2020 0
Work at Home Jobs for Special Needs Moms If you look at this blog’s Facebook page, you’ll see
ProjeX Image Projecting Arcade Game | Review | 8 Reasons We Love it, and You Will Too!
Activities for Kids

ProjeX Image Projecting Arcade Game | Review | 8 Reasons We Love it, and You Will Too!

By May 20, 2020 0
ProjeX Arcade Game Review I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to try the ProjeX Image Projecting Arcade Game.
12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs
Activities for Kids Pandemic Parenting

12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs

By May 20, 2020 0
Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs Does your child have sensory breaks in their IEP? Or need them? Are you
What does LRE stand for in Special Education? | Least Restrictive Environment Continuum, explained.
Special Education

What does LRE stand for in Special Education? | Least Restrictive Environment Continuum, explained.

By May 19, 2020 0
What is LRE Least Restrictive Environment? Students must be educated in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent possible,
10 Apps for Emotion Regulation and Social Interactions | Social Skills | Free
Disability Apps and Books

10 Apps for Emotion Regulation and Social Interactions | Social Skills | Free

By May 19, 2020 0
Social and Emotion Regulation Apps Did you know that there are apps that can help your child rehearse for social
IEP Transition Services for Students with Disabilities | 10 Tips for Success
Don’t IEP Alone

IEP Transition Services for Students with Disabilities | 10 Tips for Success

By May 18, 2020 0
Transition Services IEP Transition Planning is probably the most important time in a student’s IEP life. Yet it is
5 Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas for Parents
Disability Resources for Families

5 Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas for Parents

By May 17, 2020 0
Stay at Home Date Night Ideas The other day, I saw my friend and her husband drive down the road.
What Appliances Use the Most Electricity in a Household | How to Save Money.
Frugal Living

What Appliances Use the Most Electricity in a Household | How to Save Money.

By May 17, 2020 0
Which appliances use the most electricity? When we bought our home 20 years ago, it was already around 50 years old. It
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