Disproportionality is the term used to describe the overrepresentation of a minority group in special education programs. The backdrop to the IEP meetings, consent forms, and evaluations is a law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law sets forth the rights of students with disabilities in the public education system in the […]
The new year is a good time to check in on your child’s progress and see how they’ve been doing over the past few months.
The winter break from school can be a time to observe and experience our children in a new way. There are probably times of overstimulation or exhaustion. There are hopefully moments of quiet connection or discovery of something new. As we send our students back to the classroom (good luck, teachers!), this mid-year moment is […]
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program (or Plan) that is required for any child who qualifies as a student with a disability under your state’s law, and as a result of the disability, the student requires “specially designed instruction” to make progress in the general education setting, or requires one or more services to […]
Knowing how to fill in each section of an IEP can be confusing. We’ve broken it down to help you understand how to write things like a vision statement or to identify measurable goals.
The special education system has lots of new terms and acronyms. Read on for an overview of what you need to know.
Who will be sitting around the table at your child’s IEP team meeting? We’ve created this list to help you know who to expect to see as you head into your first IEP meetings of the year.
Don’t forget this on your back-to-school checklist for your child with a developmental disability!