The IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) sets forth the 13 disability categories for students to receive special education services. To determine if a student is eligible, the student must first receive a full individual evaluation. 1. Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental… Read More »IDEA’s 13 Disability Categories
I think my child may have disability affecting her learning; how do I get her tested? This is a common question. As parents, you watch your child struggling in school and wonder if she may have a disability affecting her learning. You have spoken to… Read More »Requesting an Educational Evaluation
Special education acronyms often add an additional level of confusion for many parents during IEP meetings. As a parent, it is often easy to distance yourself from IEP meeting conversations once team members begin using language such as LEA, FAPE, and LRE. Although below is… Read More »Special Education Acronyms
Has your child’s school suggested an IEP? If so, are you wondering what in the world is an IEP in special education? Do not worry. You are not alone. IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. In other words, it is a written statement (developed by… Read More »What is an IEP in Special Education?
As a special education parent, attending IEP meetings can be overwhelming. We understand, so let’s get right into it. Here are 5 tips for a better IEP meeting: Be Prepared – At least a few days before the scheduled IEP meeting, carve some time out… Read More »5 Tips For A Better IEP Meeting
The most important member of your child’s IEP team is You. That’s right, you the parent(s). Why? Because you know your child best. You know his strengths and weaknesses. You are his best advocate. Other than you, the required members of your child’s IEP team… Read More »IEP Team Members