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

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

Your IEP This Fall We are faced with so many tough decisions this fall. I addressed the decision-making process in this post: Should you keep your student at home or send them to school? How to Decide for Fall 2020 If you are still struggling with your decision, I encourage you to visit that post….

How to Request Homebound Placement | Examples | Sentence Starters

How to Request Homebound Placement | Examples | Sentence Starters

Homebound Placement during the Pandemic Normally, I’m against homebound IEP placement for most students. After all, it is one of the most restrictive placement options. And, it often gets used and abused and IEP students are placed in this “no man’s land” and fall off the radar and get greatly reduced services. But, these are…

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

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

Getting your Disabled Child to Wear a Mask If I had a nickel for “Well, just have him wear a mask!” I’d be rich. Am I right? Actually, we’ve been working on ‘wearing a mask’ for about two months. And we are now to the point where he will hold it in his hand for…

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

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

Nervous about going back to school? We all are! This year’s back to school time is going to be more anxiety-filled than ever before thanks to the virus and the ongoing pandemic. But, there are a few things you can start doing early that will help calm your child’s nerves and help them go into…

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

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

Kids and Trauma Our kids have been through a lot lately. From being completely isolated from friends and classmates, to experiencing discrimination with your family, to watching a policeman kill a man on TV and neighborhoods and familiar places destroyed. It’s a lot to take in, and witnessing and experiencing trauma affects our kids. I…

IEP Regression and Progress Monitoring During Distance Learning | Templates

IEP Regression and Progress Monitoring During Distance Learning | Templates

IEP Regression and Distance Learning Regression is one of our biggest fears as parents. Our kids are already behind their peers and we work so hard to help them close the gap. So it’s incredibly disheartening to witness regression. I did a Facebook Live today with Dr. Monica McHale, President of the Learning Disabilities Association…

Attorney/Advocate Chat: Distance Learning and IEPs

Attorney/Advocate Chat: Distance Learning and IEPs

Distance Learning and IEPs Here is the information from the Attorney/Advocate chat that I hosted about distance learning and IEPs. The chat participants were me, and two attorneys, Laura Heneghan and Nickie Krebsbach. We took parent questions and in 90+ minutes, we covered many topics, including distance learning, related services, PWNs, retention, transitions and much…

School Shutdowns | Official Dept of Ed Guidance from all 50 States.

School Closed for the 2019/20 Year Well, what a time to be alive, huh? I said it in another post, but all at once it feels like things are happening so fast, and time is standing still. And, after having been quarantined for about 5 weeks, I have weird feelings. I want to go out…