Special Need Parents, Teachers, Therapists and Admins... it's time to Simplify Special Education Decisions from Start to Finish.
No matter how many grande lattes you sip, building IEPs and making Special Education decisions can be exhausting. But it doesn't have to be!
I get that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders when you're deciding which classroom is the right fit and what IEP goal needs to be worked on next.
You're overthinking every little note sent between home and school. And no matter what you do, it just doesn't feel like enough.
You've squished into crowded school meeting rooms, over-filled with laptops and IEP papers, surrounded by your IEP team agonizing over IEP decisions.
Remember when you had big hopes and dreams for that IEP document to make a HUGE difference in a child's education? It can!
Maybe you're a Special Needs Parent who stumbled here because you were googling "IEP Advocacy", even though you really don't want to go that route. You're DONE with everything feeling combative. You need the IEP team to see your child's awesomeness, but you just don't know what else to do.
Maybe you're a Special Education Teacher or IEP team member who is "teacher tired" of everything being overcomplicated. All you want to do is serve your students without feeling like you're walking on eggshells. The balancing act of doing what's right and following all of the unspoken district rules keeps you up at night.
No matter what seat you fill at the IEP table, you should NEVER feel like you're in the hot seat! No sweating or shakes. No nervous coughs or sleepless nights.
Nope. You're here and you're done with Special Education taking over your dinner table conversation and blowing up your text messaging threads.
I got you. You're never going to have to make an IEP decision alone again.
You know in your gut that things need to be done differently if IEPs are really going to prepare a child for the future.
Now you have a choice to fight and be exhausted like everyone else or shine as the voice your child or student needs you to be.
I'm ready to both change my own special education experience and I want to help others too! Show me how to work from home as a Master IEP Coach®
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Parents + Teachers + IEP Teams, these next steps are for everyone. There are no sides of the table here!
"After 4 IEP meetings in the last 36 hours, I'm exhausted, but can't even put into words the elation I feel from getting kids the services and supports they need! Catherine Whitcher, thank you so much for your kindness, wisdom, and helping me fulfill my passion of helping IEP teams work together collaboratively and build inclusion for every child. I'm so happy to be on this journey with you! "
"I have been hired by Georgia State University IDEAL program, as a Master IEP Coach, to create a training for students with Intellectual disabilities and their parents. I've done exactly what Catherine Whitcher taught us in our Master IEP Coach mentorship, this has been life-changing! I'm so happy I found Catherine and the Master IEP Coach program!"
"Just left an IEP meeting. It was awesome to be in a room with a team who was willing to see the positive. When I was leaving, the Special Education Director pulled me aside to ask how we could collaborate more. She said she's never worked with some one who could support parents and be so willing to collaborate. She thanked me and when I got to my car I cried. Being a Master IEP Coach is exactly where I'm supposed to be."