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Get UNCOMFORTABLE at the IEP Table

Special Needs Parents and Teachers, It's often necessary to make others uncomfortable at the IEP table. Do it anyway. In fact, if you're feeling uncomfortable, you're probably doing everything RIGHT!

Changing IEP goals can be uncomfortable.
Discussing placements can be uncomfortable.
Giving updated data can be uncomfortable.

Telling people what they don't want to hear is just simply uncomfortable.

But, if you are speaking from facts, not feelings. And you are being truthful with compassion. You need to do what's right for your child or student at the IEP table.

Every. Time.

Even when it's uncomfortable.

Got an uncomfortable situation coming up with your IEP team? Become a Special Education Insider and let me help you through it!

Send me a DM or go to the link in bio for the scoop on becoming a Special Education Insider!

P.S. Notice I said uncomfortable, not "if you're fighting at the IEP table, you're doing things right" and I definitely did not say if you shame or blame at the IEP table...

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Special Ed Teachers Should NOT Have to Chose THIS!

I’ve sat at the IEP table as a teacher, wondering if I can say what I really want to say and not get a pink slip delivered in my mailbox on Friday.

I’ve sat at the IEP table, supporting parents, watching teachers squirm. I could see that look on their face. The internal struggle that I experienced so many years ago.

We’re 45 years into Special Education being mandated in all states. An appropriate education for every child should be happening everywhere. Yet, IEP teams are still struggling like this process is brand new.

Special Education Teachers went to school to master how to teach children with different abilities. They work the long hours and care with all their heart, but at some point, they will hit a crossroads…

Do I speak up or do I keep my job?

This shouldn’t be a choice they have to make.

Our Special Education system can do better.

You can be part of the solution.

If you’re nodding your head because you agree, then GO HERE RIGHT...

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PODCAST: IEP Roadmap 2021

Special Education took a huge detour in 2020 due to school shutdowns and missed services.

2021 is the opportunity to get IEPs back on track, but NOT like how things were before.

There are significant parts of the IEP YOU can change, but you need to have a plan.

That's why you need your 2021 IEP Roadmap!

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