VIDEO: When Teachers Need More IEP Input From Parents

We often hear about parents being loud at the IEP table, but what happens when a parent is not involved with the IEP process? Use these 3 steps to help parents become an active, engaged, equal member of the IEP process.

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I Understand It's Hard, But It's Not Optional!

I understand that following an IEP is difficult, but it's not optional.

If you're a struggling teacher, who can't implement the IEP in your current situation, you need to ask for help.

The IEP is a binding document that provides an appropriate education for a child per the law, it's not a...

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Dads at the IEP Table with Jamiel

Ready to see more dads at the IEP table? As a Father of a 12-year-old who is on the Autism spectrum, Jamiel Owens is truly an advocate for his son Shayne. After missing many IEP meetings in the beginning, Jamiel is ALL IN with helping more dads get to the IEP table!

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Special Education Fact

The medical and educational world are often miles apart when it comes to agreeing with what a child needs.

Have you ever experienced the struggle between a medical and educational diagnosis for getting a child help at school?

Let me share a quick tip that works, even in the toughest...

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1:1 Aide Support, Is It Possible?

If you've ever struggled with the conversation about 1:1 aide support during the IEP process, here are 3 steps to help you get unstuck!

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Stop Signing IEPs You Don't Understand

Special Education Parents and Teachers- It’s embarrassing how many times as a new teacher I didn’t know what all the papers were when they were flying around the IEP table. Sure, I knew my part of the IEP, but what was this other stuff stacking up.

Parents tell me all the time that...

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July Podcasts

Special Education Parents and Teachers, Are you listening to the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast? We have awesome guest experts showing up for YOU in the upcoming months! Now, is the perfect time to catch up on the hot topics you need most.

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IEP Truth

More is not always better inside of an IEP.

Overcomplicating the special education process steals a teacher's joy of teaching, confuses a parent, and stresses out the child.

Let's decide, as a team, to prioritize IEP goals that make sense for a child's future. Get the baseline data. Make our best...

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Podcast: Rare Beginnings with Madeline

Madeline, host of The Rare Life Podcast, shares with us the insights of how an IEP meeting looks and feels for a parent new to the IEP process and how parents and teachers can truly build trust and confidence with each other. Whether you're new to the IEP process or seasoned in the system,...

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Video: Rare Beginnings with Madeline

Madeline, host of The Rare Life Podcast, shares with us the insights of how an IEP meeting looks and feels for a parent new to the IEP process and how parents and teachers can truly build trust and confidence with each other. Whether you're new to the IEP process or seasoned in the system,...

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IEP Goals for the Future

Do you count your pennies at Target?
Do you only use a paper calendar and sticky notes as reminders?
Do you only shop in stores, in person?

Nope. You are swiping your debit card, looking at your phone, and browsing the latest deals on Amazon.

Yes. We need money skills, time management skills,...

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Video Podcast: Different- A Great Thing to Be with Heather Avis

Different - A Great Thing to Be with Heather of The Lucky Few. Parents and Teachers of children with disabilities know the stares and the isolation that happens when a child looks, acts, or speaks differently than others, but what if "different" was finally thought of as a... Great Thing to...

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