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Student Safety: Special Education Supports for Teachers & Parents

Every IEP has a section called "Supports for School Personnel and Parent Training".

Maybe yours is titled just a little bit different because of the IEP program your district uses to write the IEP, but I promise you, it's there.

I love this section of the IEP. It can bring us together as a team. It can make sure that nobody fails a student due to "not knowing". It's the one place where we can truly be proactive in a child's education to make sure everything is as accessible as possible.

We can use this area in many different ways. From healthcare training for students who have special diets to helping a team fully understand how a diagnosis of ADHD might effect a child in a general education classroom.

We can also use this area for safety and behavior training, which is top of mind for me right now as I lead Master IEP Coaches® in how to support students going back to school in the Fall.

We've been out of school for way too long. So much is going to be changed when we go back....

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How to Use the IEP for Child Safety

Your child (or student's) safety should always be top of mind when designing an IEP.

Maybe you're thinking "Of course, it is! I make sure everyone knows what to do to keep my child safe. I write emails. I have meetings. Then I just have to hope that everyone understands."

You're definitely doing the right thing as a parent or teacher if you're talking about safety. Having meetings. Sending emails back and forth.

But there's one more place that you MUST get everything documented.

Every IEP (Yes, even in your district.) has a place for staff training. 

Use it. Be clear. Lay out the details. 

A safety plan of what to do when meltdowns or eloping happens is only going to work if EVERYONE possible knows what to do.

This includes the librarian, the front office and sometimes even the custodial staff. Oh, and don't forget the general education teachers too.

Coming up this week on the podcast I'm going to share with you two stories... One about a boy who was so angry at his high...

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Summer Priorities to Avoid Fall IEP Chaos

Trust me. These 3 steps can make a HUGE impact for special needs parents and special education teachers looking to avoid chaos when we return to school in the Fall.

Finish all 3 step in under 30 minutes and sleep better at night knowing that you've made progress towards creating the best school year possible.

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PODCAST: Is Special Education Summer School Worth It?

Uncategorized Jun 04, 2020

Special Needs Parents & Teachers - It's time to move beyond a cookie cutter ESY program and look into community based resources for Summer services.

Listen in, I'll tell you how!
Ready for more? Start Here: www.masterIEPcoach.com

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Is Special Education Summer School Worth It?

Uncategorized Jun 03, 2020
 

Special Needs Parents & Teachers - It's time to move beyond a cookie cutter ESY program and look into community based resources for Summer services.

Listen in, I'll tell you how!
Ready for more? Start Here: www.masterIEPcoach.com

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VIDEO: n2y is Changing Special Education for Teachers, Parents & Students!

 

Special Education Teachers & Parents, This is EXCITING! Lean in and listen all about what N2Y is creating to help you navigate the IEP process with ease!

 Worried about meeting education standards in the IEP?
 Concerned about IEP compliance?
Searching for curriculum that works both online & in person?
Tired of endless emails sent back and forth during the IEP process?

Learn more at: n2y.com
Become a Master IEP Coach: masterIEPcoach.com

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PODCAST: n2y is Changing Special Education for Teachers, Parents & Students!

 

Special Education Teachers & Parents, This is EXCITING! Lean in and listen all about what N2Y is creating to help you navigate the IEP process with ease!

 Worried about meeting education standards in the IEP?

 Concerned about IEP compliance?

Searching for curriculum that works both online & in person?

Tired of endless emails sent back and forth during the IEP process?

Learn more at: n2y.com
Become a Master IEP Coach: masterIEPcoach.com

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Never Underestimate My Brother

Proud sister moment! My brother is 42 and has Down syndrome. He didn't grow up with iPhones and social media (just like most of us), but he figures it out! My mom snapped this pic of him video chatting through FB Messenger with his friend from Special Olympic Figure Skating. She also has Down syndrome.
 
Things to know...
 
1. My brother's education and IEPs were far from perfect, but paperwork from 25 years ago doesn't stop him from learning more everyday.
 
2. Inclusion in general education or "normal" community activities is great, but NEVER EVER underestimate the power of the special needs community. Our friends we made through Special Olympics are our lifeline on the good days and through the tough times.
 
3. The professionals in the medical and education community told my mom that my brother wouldn't read, write, or talk. They were wrong. Parents & Teachers... Keep dreaming. Keeping striving. Keep going forward. You have no idea what...
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Individualized Special Education this Summer is Possible!

 
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Podcast: Master IEP Coaches® on WTMJ - Positive Impact on IEPs Nationwide

The Virus Crisis is continuing to bring extensive attention to Special Education!

Listen in to this interview on WTMJ Milwaukee where we discuss all things Master IEP Coach® and how we are creating a positive impact nationwide helping schools and parents.

Ready to Learn More?

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