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I'm Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

I teach Special Education parents, teachers, and IEP teams how to collaborate effectively by focusing on IEP strategies that work in the real-world.

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The Special Education Inner Circle Podcast

Real-World IEP Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Listen to my weekly podcast show to get excited about all that is possible in Special Education. You'll get new IEP ideas you can use immediately!

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Resources For Everyone On The IEP Team

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12 IEP Questions for Your Next Meeting

My favorite questions that every parent and teacher needs to ask before their next IEP meeting.

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Can't find what you're looking for? Need an IEP workshop in your area? Send Catherine a DM!

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IEP Goal Writing for Parents

Parents and Teachers have VERY different roles when it comes to writing IEP goals, but you can definitely work together!

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Work with Catherine

If you want to stop feeling overwhelmed and exhausted over IEPs, you're in the right place! I'll help you build better IEPs with less stress and more results. 

Need an IEP workshop for your school or parent group?

Now scheduling IEP workshops for the 2022-2023 school year!

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Let's Change IEPs TOGETHER!

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Consulting & IEP Crisis Management 

Meeting all the needs of all students with IEPs can be tough, but what if there was an easier way?

Catherine has been working with IEP teams and districts to help navigate stressful IEP situations.

Whether your IEP teams are struggling to deliver IEP services or maybe there's a crisis situation brewing specific to a few students who are struggling with inclusion and making meaningful progress... Catherine is ready to jump in and help with proven strategies that work!

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Master IEP Coach® Mentorship

Become the idea bringer, solution finder, and team builder at the IEP table. Discover how to fix your own IEPs, plus learn how you can get paid as an IEP expert! 

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IEP Conferences, Let's Meet In Person!

VIP IEP Weekends are PERFECT for parents, teachers, admins, and therapists to get off the lonely island of Special Education and get surrounded by like-minded, positive problem-solvers, just like you!

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"It's time to stop writing IEPs for the 1980s and truly prepare all students for the future."



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