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…

Extended School Closings |  IEP Evaluations | PWNs | Placement Change

Extended School Closings | IEP Evaluations | PWNs | Placement Change

Updated Special Ed Information for Shutdown I’m telling you. Every week, I think “Ok, that’s it. Now the IEP issues should be quiet for a while.” And then, something else comes up. Now that I’ve answered this question three times, felt I should address it. Here’s the issue: Some schools are sending PWNs to parents,…

How to Rock an Online Virtual IEP Meeting.

How to Rock an Online Virtual IEP Meeting.

Virtual Online IEP Meetings Everyone keeps talking about how this shutdown thing is going to change our lives forever. One area that we’ve realized the potential for is working at home and online meetings. I think online and virtual IEP meetings are going to be more common even when the rest of our lives stabilize….

Distance Learning with a 1:1 Aide or Para | Tips for Success

Distance Learning with a 1:1 Aide or Para | Tips for Success

Online Learning with a 1:1 Aide This post is only a few months old, but it already needs updating. At the time of the original publication, 1:1 learning just couldn’t be done. Most of us were in strict quarantine or lockdown and it wasn’t considered ‘reasonable’ to ask an aide to come to your home….

Extended School Closings | Everything an IEP Parent Needs to Know | FAPE | Online Services

Extended School Closings | Everything an IEP Parent Needs to Know | FAPE | Online Services

Extended School Closings and FAPE Blech. I don’t even know where to begin. All at the same time, things are moving so rapidly, and yet it feels like time is standing still. This is a post full of duplicate information that I’ve had to repackage for several reasons. One being–the information has changed since I…

How to Prepare for Quarantine | Disability Families | Printable Checklists

How to Prepare for Quarantine | Disability Families | Printable Checklists

Preparing for Quarantine As more and more school districts are closing, I can feel the tension rising in the Facebook group. I get it, I’m nervous too. Kevin has had 3 surgeries in the past 18 months or so, which resulted in an extended time at home. So maybe that’s why I’m not as worried…