If you had to move to a foreign country for some reason, you would learn the language, culture rules, etc…. in order to adapt and survive. When you first enter the world of special needs, you quickly realize it feels like you’re living in a foreign country. Read the rest of this entry →
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Hello my name is Doug and I am the father of a special needs child. The world didn’t come to an end the day I brought my son home from the hospital but it sure did get interesting. Read the rest of this entry →
We as parents feel we know our children better than anyone else, especially when something is wrong. Even after your child has an IEP for a specific disability, there’s always a possibility another one will pop up. Read the rest of this entry →
A good rule of thumb; always monitor your child’s services. Once you have signed your child’s IEP, the services are to begin immediately. However, sometimes your child may not always receive the amount of services that were agreed upon in the IEP. Read the rest of this entry →
When a parent makes a specific request many times the parent will hear no, we can’t do that or that is not part of our offer. This is when you should remind them that IDEA requires an explanation in writing of why the school district refuses a request and a description of each evaluation procedure, assessment, record or report the school district used as a basis for the refusal. This is called Prior Written Notice (PWN) and it applies when the school district proposes to change or refuses to change the identification, evaluation, or placement of a child. Read the rest of this entry →
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