O.M.Goodness! This video!!! I'm asked all the time how I still have overflowing passion and joy when it comes to special education and IEPs after 20+ years... little Sara saying "Thank you, Catherine" explains it all.
Meet Gracjana... Sara's mom. Her daughter is transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten, which we all know means there's a bit more stress involved than just an annual IEP meeting.
Hours of prep work, 4 programs visited, binders full of notes and plans.
The team expected the meeting to last more than 90 minutes. It didn't. In fact, we were done in one hour. In just 60 minutes we worked with the team to change two proposed IEP goals, get a plan in place for transitioning smoothly to the new school, modifications made to seating in the "bigger" school and even talked about (and agreed upon) how inclusion is going to work.
Gracjana is not only a rockstar special needs mom, but she has also completed the IEP Coach Mentorship. She is diving deep into special education solutions and helping other parents as an IEP Coach!
The hours of IEP meetings and years of school seem to drag on FOREVER, but don't blink! It really will feel like time is flying by, very soon.
2019 can be YOUR YEAR to make a HUGE difference in your child's IEP and your community.
Here's how Gracjana felt after the meeting....
Yes, it's possible to be EXCITED about special education and your child's education... especially when you are helping others.
IMPORTANT: THERE IS LIMITED SPACE FOR JANUARY 2019. The Become an IEP Coach Mentorship ALWAYS sells out. I keep the mentorship small to allow time for YOU to get your questions answered during our time together.
I can't wait to help you build the BEST IEP possible!
With Hope & Determination Always,
Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed
P.S. Teachers, Admins, Therapists and BCBA's... we NEED you as IEP Coaches too! JOIN US!
If you sit at an IEP table, this checklist is for you! Parents, teachers, therapists and support team members... you can all use this tool for your next IEP meeting!