A Parent Guide to Special Education,
the IEP Process and School Success
The words special education can be confusing, frightening and overwhelming to any parent. My goal is to educate you so that you can be the best, possible advocate for your child. I promise to provide you with the most accurate, parent friendly information on the following:
"Knowledge Is Power, But More Importantly,
Knowledge is Peace of Mind"
What is Special Education?
What is the IEP Process?
What is a 504 Plan?
What are your rights as a parent?
How do you communicate with your child's IEP team?
How can you help your child achieve academic success?
What do you do if you don't agree with your child's school?
Special Sections on Learning Disorders, ADHD and Autism
Collaboration, Mediation and IEP Tips
Maybe you have a child whose been newly diagnosed with a learning disability or your child has an IEP but you don't feel it's effective. I receive hundreds of emails each month from parents who do not fully understand the IEP process nor do they know how to be an active member of the IEP team.
On my site, you will find the answers. For those of you new to the process, I recommend that you start by reading the page "What is Special Education". It is also important to have a general understanding of the law before taking on the IEP Process. In addition to all of the educational information, I have provided you with an Appendix so you can make sense of the educational terms often used at IEP meetings. If you can't find the answer to your question, just CONTACT me and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.
I know that you are seeking easy to understand information
so that you can make the best informed decisions for your child. That is what this site is all about. Just use the navigation bar or the site map to browse through the site as I have over 50 pages of information. For those of you who prefer a printed version, this information available in a PDF Download or you can purchase a hardback of the website on Amazon. Simply click on the books located on the right.
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