Around the United States, families are getting ready for the first weeks of school. Our family is in the middle of helping our oldest son re-enter mainstream school after a semester of medical leave, while also preparing our daughter to begin kindergarten. As soon as August arrived, we felt the stress rise.
Back to School
Goodbye Summer Summer days are coming to an end. Whether your summer was schedule-free, completely structured or somewhere in between, the beginning of the school year brings change and transition. Part of me is very ready for this transition. The other part of me is trying to soak in what’s left of our summer vacation […]
My child was diagnosed with a disability over the summer. I’ve been reading about IEP and 504 plans but can’t figure out the difference. Can you explain?
I’ve been reviewing my child’s files over the summer and it doesn’t seem like he has made much improvement against his goals. How can I better track his progress in the upcoming year?
In last week’s Endrew F. v. Douglas Country School District case, the US Supreme Court determined that to meet its requirements under federal law, “a school must offer an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” What does this mean for your […]
For many families, creating a college plan for a child with disabilities is a challenging process. Finding the right school that addresses your child’s specific needs requires a great deal of research. The added layer of costs for higher education makes for a more stressful experience. However, these 6 college scholarships can help bring financial relief […]
When my son was diagnosed with autism, our doctor told us he would need an “IEP.” At the time, I had no idea what an IEP was or how to go about getting one. It wasn’t until later that I started to understand what an IEP, or an Individualized Education Plan was.Today, I am passionate […]
A new study shows that children with autism and other similar disorders may show a decrease in challenging behaviors throughout the school day, with a little exercise. The study compares children’s behaviors who participate in cybercycling physical education to those taking traditional physical education classes during school. Those who took part in cybercycling activities were […]