ESY | Extended School Year | ESY Eligibility Criteria | ESY Services

ESY | Extended School Year | ESY Eligibility Criteria | ESY Services

ESY Extended School Year What is ESY? ESY (extended school year) is anything that extends beyond the normal six hours a day, 180 days a year. It is a provision of IDEA and is not just summer school. See ESY booklet below, IDEA regs on page 4. It can be anything (as long as the…

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…

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,…

When your School is refusing to provide Online Instruction for your IEP Student.

When your School is refusing to provide Online Instruction for your IEP Student.

Providing FAPE during the crisis This crisis has really exposed flaws in our society. I could dedicate an entire website to the inequities in education, special education and so on. Since parents are seeing these differences, all day, every day it has shed a light on them. I hope that at the end of this,…

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….

150 Distance Learning Resources for Parents | OT | PT | Special Education | All Subjects

150 Distance Learning Resources for Parents | OT | PT | Special Education | All Subjects

Education and Therapy Activities for Home I don’t know about you, but last week I was just completely overwhelmed. Our new reality was announced and to be honest, and really it’s a lot to digest. But, as soon as we learned that we would have to be homeschooling our disabled kids, social media and email…

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…