Raising a child with special needs can be a challenge – and even understanding the help that is out there can be a challenge in and of itself. Between the jargon and the different plans available, choosing what is best for your child can be difficult. Your child has certain rights – including the right […]
Whether you’re the parent or teacher of a special needs child, you’re probably very familiar with individualized education programs, better known as IEPs. But as you explore the world of special education, it can be daunting. It’s easy to get frustrated by the lack of information or confused by all of the processes. An IEP […]
The school year just recently kicked off. Here are some tips so that your special needs child can have a successful school year. PRINT OUT ENTIRE IEP FROM THE LAST ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR. For each teacher, highlight his/her particular area of support in the service delivery grid. Taking this extra step will clarify your expectations […]
As a parent of a child with special needs, you know that navigating the education maze can be daunting. You want your child to receive all of the opportunities that education can afford, but due to learning differences, they need strategic accommodations from the education system, as required by law. Helping your child get what […]
I am happy to announce that recently I have become a member of SPaNs board. I am fulfilling the role of Vice President of Programming for the organization. SPaN is the Special Needs Advocacy Network, which helps families advocate for their child with special needs. As a person who has a disability I grew up […]
During the month of May I worked as a Special Education Advocate by educating parents and professionals on various topics associated with special needs. The first training kicked off in Cohasset, which focused on “Creating A Vision”. This workshop is to help parents develop future goals for their children through their children’s lens. No vision […]
Join me Saturday at the Annual Visions of Community Conference. The keynote speakers include Dr. Joe Petner and Dr. Bill Henderson, both former principals and influential members in education community. Also, Dan Heffernan of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP will be presenting the annual BSEA update. Looking forward to a great conference.