Tag: IEP

A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?”

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?”

A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?” Yesterday I shared my old fear of “Raising the Kindergarten Bully,” and some of the struggles my Special Education children are experiencing in their new School environment. We had an “emergency” IEP meeting last week, per my request. In my email and at the meeting, […]

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FAPE Is Not A Privilege, It’s A Right: Special Needs Education 101

| October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
FAPE Is Not A Privilege, It’s A Right: Special Needs Education 101

***Disclosure:  I am not an attorney. I cannot provide you with legal advice regarding special needs education or any other matter.  I do take part in some advocacy work as a volunteer and not in an official capacity.  None of the information provided is intended to be used as legal advice and it is not […]

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Parents Rights: Special Education In California

| October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Parents Rights: Special Education In California

The following California Parents Rights were Copied directly from the California Department of Education website, and includes direct links below. If you have a child with Special Needs, most likely you have been given a copy of the Parents’ Rights on numerous occasions.  It’s easy to set them aside on top of the other mountain […]

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Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part II

| August 8, 2014 | 4 Comments
Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part II

In Teachers Say They’re Tired of Being Blamed: Part I, I explained how this Facebook Group discussion came about. Before I even had a chance to finish writing this, I received a private Facebook message which I viewed as an attempt to silence me.  I was forbidden to comment on a thread I had created, even […]

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Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part I

| August 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part I

I’m well known in my city by friends, neighbors, businesses, and especially the School District, as that mom.   Sometimes, that’s a good thing.  I’m the mom who would do anything for the neighborhood kids.  I care about their safety and their futures.  I root for them and support them.  My friends laugh with me and […]

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Supporting Your Special Needs Child in the New Year

| December 28, 2013 | 4 Comments
Supporting Your Special Needs Child in the New Year

As a parent of a special needs child, I am always trying to figure out ways that I can advocate for and provide support to him. It’s not always easy, but what worth fighting for is? For help, I ask many friends who are in the field, friends who have children with special needs themselves, […]

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3 Ways to Be Your #Child’s Best #Advocate @MommyT3aches

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
3 Ways to Be Your #Child’s Best #Advocate @MommyT3aches

Think about it – if your children didn’t have you, who would they have, really? As a mother of two boys, one with ADHD and the other in Preschool, I know that I am my children’s best advocate. Of course other people love my kids but no one can do for my boys what this […]

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