Category Archives: Special Education Advocacy

Reflecting on the Birth of My Micropreemie on Her 10th Birthday

Ten years ago today, a severely premature baby entered my life. Weighing in at barely one pound two ounces, my first born child much more resembled a frog than a human. See the picture here for yourself. “Where’s the baby?” … Continue reading

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For parents raising children with disabilities – the best story you will read today

Mom, city schools never gave up on student diagnosed with autism thedailynewsonline.com A mother’s advice “As the mother of a student with special needs, Debbie Larson has been more than a mom. She has been a source of motivation, his … Continue reading

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When they throw an IEP Party and Nobody Comes

For the first time ever, I went to an IEP meeting with a client and the educational team wasn’t there. Details on the communications snafu are being investigated by the big boss, but I thought it useful to write up … Continue reading

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5000 School Psychologists’ Reports Surveyed….the article

Those of you who have attended my seminars have heard me refer to this Wrightslaw article and the subject study of 5000 school psychologists’ reports. This article is a MUST READ for every parent with a child with a disability … Continue reading

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Behaviorial problems and Suspensions of Children with Disabilities

The topic of suspensions of children with disabilities has been heavy on my mind lately. Apparently it’s common practice for teachers and principals to treat children with disabilities, with IEPs in place, as if they had no disabilities or IEPs.  … Continue reading

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Prior Written Notice (PWN)-a Powerful Tool When Skillfully Used

You’ll want to read this Wrightslaw post about Prior Written Notice (PWN)  and article and print out several copies of this nice little form with you. Whenever you ask for something in an IEP meeting (as assessment, a placement change, … Continue reading

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Patient Money – Nudging Schools to Help Students With Learning Disabilities

Great NY Times article Read about one family’s struggle (and ultimate success) to get their child a “free and appropriate education. Parents: it’s really up to you to learn the law, learn how to exercise your rights and be the … Continue reading

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Special Education Seminar #5 Set for March 22nd

See what parents are saying about this seminar. Attend the next one to get valuable knowledge and first-hand insight into the organizational culture of school districts. Armed with knowledge of special education law, your legal rights, and how school districts … Continue reading

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