Celebrate Your Way & Keep Your Blinders On

Holidays... I get it. As a special needs sibling, I used to watch my mom put cotton in my brother's ears when the noise was too much. His little ears (that's a trait of Down syndrome) just couldn't handle the noise. I literally can remember her pulling cotton out of a clean diaper in her bag one...

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What Should Danny Do?

 One of my absolute favorite new books! 

Do you remember the "choose your own adventure books" from when you were a kid? 

This is a new twist on that concept and it uses everyday situations that children (and parents) face everyday.

Should we sneak a snack or wait for mom?

My...

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IEP Goal Tip: PLEASE include prompts in your IEP goals!

 

There's an Instagram post that is driving me crazy... actually 3 posts. So I had to speak out, even if I hardly had a voice from my cold. 

If you want to continue the conversation and get more details on how to write IEP goals that make sense (and help your child make progress).... ...

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IEP Coach Life... I love it!

Mentoring IEP Coaches is EXCITING! Knowing that IEPs across the country are going to be changed by people (like you) who want to dig in and work with IEP teams, while keeping the child first makes my heart full.

One of the first questions I get when someone is considering Becoming and IEP Coach...

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Traveling - It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It

I've always liked experiences vs things, but when my daughter suffered from severe seizures and I turned into an official "special needs mom"... experiences and living days to their fullest became even more important to me.

So this year, as my oldest graduated 8th grade and we couldn't think of...

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[Book] It's Okay to Be Different

 

 

A few months ago I was speaking at a local Down syndrome organization's monthly meeting and they gave away copies of this book! I've fallen in love with the simple message, the bright colors and the modern day "differences" that we are seeing in ALL families. 

So often parents...

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Resources for Parents & Teacher

It was great meeting you this past week!

Here are the resources we discussed... Please let me know if you have any questions, you can reach my team at [email protected]

Online IEP Help Center - This is the BEST place for us to work together and get results FAST!  LEARN MORE...

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What's the Schedule?

Parents, Teachers and IEP Teams, It's time to ask...

What is the child's schedule?

It wasn’t until I worked on the inside of the school system, as a special education teacher, that I realized what a balancing act it was to coordinate everyone’s schedule. I had a classroom of 5...

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