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10 Steps to Make the Most of Your IEP Meeting

The IEP meeting is a crucial opportunity for you as a parent or caregiver to understand what the school district is providing for your child. Being prepared and ready to go means you will be at your peak performance. We put together some…
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All Students, Yes All, Want To Do Well

The other day I read an interesting article “What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?” and it really spoke to me.   As a classroom teacher and father to a 17-year-old boy with special needs and profound autism,…
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What Is an IEP?

Overview An IEP, is an individualized education plan. It is regularly found in public school systems as well as some private schools. The IEP  is a written document and serves an education plan for students with exceptional (special) needs…
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What Does a Special Education Advocate Do?

Overview A special education advocate is an individual who works on your behalf to help you secure services for your child. Some advocates work for free, while others charge a fee for services. They have varying degrees of experience and many…

Should There Be Cameras in Special Education Classrooms?

While classrooms across the nation are supposed to be safe places of learning for all children, the reality is that this expectation doesn’t always mirror reality. But when the students on the receiving end of unfair or even inhumane treatment…

What Is the Best Legal Plan for my Special Needs Child?

When your child approaches adulthood and is set to go out into the world on his or her own, parents understandably worry about their wellbeing.  Did they do a good job preparing them?  Does their child have the necessary skills to support…

How Parents Can Help Their Special Needs Child Study

Parents always want their children to be able to achieve success in their academics. Parents of children with special needs might find that traditional ways of studying or learning might not be the best approach for their children. Sometimes…

Spotlight on Special Education in La Jolla: Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents

La Jolla is a beautiful neighborhood just north of San Diego with seven miles of magnificent, curving coastline dotted with gorgeous beaches. Although it maintains a separate zip code and status as a city, it is still a part of the San Diego…

Spotlight on Special Education in Chula Vista: Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Chula Vista, California, is one of the largest cities in the San Diego area. While the city has many resources for special education teachers, parents and students, residents can also look to nearby San Diego, about ten miles northwest of Chula…

Spotlight on Special Education in Bakersfield: Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Bakersfield, California, is a city found almost exactly between Fresno and Los Angeles; each are about 100 miles from Bakersfield (Fresno to the north, Los Angeles to the south). Though too far from these cities to take advantage of their…

Spotlight on Special Education in Valencia: Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Valencia is an upscale neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California; thus, special education teachers, parents and students would find resources mainly in that city. Special education resources for Valencia residents can also be explored in…