A Transition Plan is a document you will create with your child and the rest of the IEP Team by the time your child turns 16. The word “transition” in this case refers to the transition from high school to adult life. This occurs when your child receives a diploma or turns 22 and is […]
New regulations increase the amount you can be reimbursed for independent educational evaluations (IEEs). An IEE is a tool parents can use when they disagree with an evaluation the school district has conducted. They can request that a psychologist, therapist, or other provider outside – or independent from – the school district conduct their own […]
SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. This is money from the federal government that is available for children and adults with disabilities with low income and few resources. You must apply and qualify to receive this money. We’ll include a brief overview of SSI here.
In today’s digital world, it is easy to take headlines at face value. We have so much information coming at us all of the time that we might see a headline or skim an article without reading the full piece. Sharing an article as fact without digging deeper to check sources or compare findings can […]
Tracking your child’s improvement against his goals involves comparing old and new documents, as well as understanding the reports you receive from the teacher and school. Here are some tips to keep organized and prepared.
Families with Children who have Disabilities Now have Access to an Online Resource Directory in Spanish
People freeze in unknown situations. It’s normal. And it’s why I became interested in this field in the first place. I was reminded of this earlier today. I ran out to grab lunch and while I was waiting for my bagel – headphones in my ears because I was on the phone, face-down looking at […]
“Can the school district force my child into a new placement because we requested a certain accommodation such as a one-to-one aide?” As with all of our Ask the Attorney posts, we acknowledge that every situation is unique based on the student and school district, though there is some general advice we can share on […]