5 Things You Should Know About IDEA

School is in full swing. Maybe you have a child on an IEP or 504 plan or perhaps you suspect your child would benefit from additional help or services. The Individuals With Disabilities Act is in place to make certain your child gets what he needs but like most laws it is not perfect. Here are some things you should probably know…..

Running through Water

IMG_4868 This tower is 4 years total of educational paper work for 2 kids and represents approximately over 300 hours of meetings, evaluations, reading and combing over data….JUST AS THE PARENT

I is for IEP, IDEA and Inclusion.

These three “I” words have forever changed me as a person.  If you have a child in special education, you probably just had a shiver run down your spine just by reading those acronyms in print and may be thinking the same thing.  All of these things serve as a blessing and a curse to our kids…and also to the educators and administration serving them.  Back in the day, the Individuals with Disability Act (IDEA) was enacted to refine and replace what few laws there were to protect children with disabilities within the education system.  It was meant to also focus more on the individual rather than on the disability itself.  IDEA has…

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