The Extraordinary Burden of IEPs on Moms.

The Extraordinary Burden of IEPs on Moms.

The Extraordinary Burden of IEPs on Moms “Is it getting worse?” I sighed. Then nodded. “It is.” I was at lunch with a local administrator. We were brainstorming some ideas to make the overall climate of special education must less tense. Improve relations. Try to work together. I wonder if we can. Here we are,…

Ableism and Autism | When Autism Moms are the Worst Ableist Parents

Ableism and Autism | When Autism Moms are the Worst Ableist Parents

Ableism and Ableist Autism Moms I am just steamed this morning. Nothing like waking up to see 250k special needs moms being ableist and wallowing in ableism. Have you seen it? First, it started with a viral post about “The Last Time.” About how when you have a kid, you’re just cruising through life, raising…

Autism Age-Appropriate Interests | What Are Age-Appropriate Interests for a Developmentally Disabled Person

Autism Age-Appropriate Interests | What Are Age-Appropriate Interests for a Developmentally Disabled Person

Autism and Age-Appropriate Interests “Who gets to decide what is an age-appropriate interest for a disabled or autistic child?” This is an issue that has been on my mind a lot lately. My son will be 9 this summer, and as I’ve posted many times, he just loves all things Sesame Street. I’m starting to…

Raising Charitable Children | 6 Ways to Raise a Socially Aware Child

Raising Charitable Children | 6 Ways to Raise a Socially Aware Child

Tips for Raising a Socially Conscious Child I started discussing being charitable last holiday season. My son was then three years old. It began at the grocery stores because they had giving trees or charity trees, or piles of gifts to be given away. He would look at the toys under the tree and I…

Why Every Parent Should Get Involved in Special Education Lobbying | IDEA Re-Authorization

Why Every Parent Should Get Involved in Special Education Lobbying | IDEA Re-Authorization

Citizen and Parent Advocacy I think we’re in this for the long haul. I wrote this right after the 2016 election, in hopes of inspiring parents to step it up and get more involved. And so many have! That’s fantastic. I am updating this post as we head into a new Congress at the beginning…

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

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

How to Write IEP Parent Concerns. I’m going to wag my finger at you–from this day forward, you do a Parent Concerns Letter for your IEP. Every.single.time. No more “Well I didn’t know…” or “I didn’t think I had to do one each time…” Now you know. Do one. This is one of the most…