The Long Battle to an Individualized Education Plan

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Getting my child to be evaluated for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should not take years to happen, so why is it so hard for parents to get the process started? Speaking from my personal experiences as well as other parents who have children who require IEPs, our stories are all the same. When I initially requested my oldest son be evaluated for an IEP, his school informed me of the steps… Read More

Let’s Not Underestimate the Power of Parent Involvement

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Conventional wisdom tells us that parental involvement is always positive. We, as parents, are our children’s first and last line of defense. That’s why I’m baffled to see research that goes against this wisdom. I get the sense that educators expect me to relinquish my role to them and wash my hands of all educational matters. Most of them seem to expect parents to not have a voice in decisions that affect… Read More