6 Things Parents Want to Know about IEP's


Navigating the IEP process can be daunting for any parent. If you’re a parent trying to understand the IEP process, you are not alone. It’s important to understand the ins and outs of the IEP process to ensure your child is receiving the best possible education. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 6 important things that parents want to know about the IEP process, including what an IEP is, what’s included in an IEP, how to make sure your child’s needs are met, and more.

1) Who is on the IEP team?
The IEP (Individualized Education Program) team is a group of individuals who work together to create an individual plan for each student with special needs. The team usually consists of the student’s parents, teachers, and other school staff, such as the principal and guidance counselor. Depending on your child's needs, other experts may be included, such as a speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school psychologist, or autism...

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Dealing with Bullying when your child has a disability

Dealing with Bullying When Your Child Has Autism

As parents, it can be heartbreaking to discover that your child is being bullied at school. Unfortunately, bullying of kids with disabilities is a reality that many families have to face. If your child has a disability the stress and anxiety caused by bullying can have far-reaching consequences on their wellbeing and development. In this blog post, we will discuss some strategies for dealing with bullying.

1. Talk to your child's teacher
When your child has a disability, it is important to keep the lines of communication open with their teacher. If your child is experiencing bullying at school, their teacher should be the first person you talk to. If your child has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or a 504 plan, their teacher should have knowledge of their disability and the accommodations they need. Ask the teacher if they are aware of any incidents of bullying and what action they have taken. Ask what strategies they can put in...

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What It's Like Parenting a Child With an IEP


Raising a child with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can be a unique and challenging experience. As a parent, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of how to best support your child's educational needs. In this blog post, we will discuss what it is like to be a parent of a child with an IEP, including the challenges and rewards that come with it. With the right tools and support, you can successfully navigate the IEP process and help your child reach their full potential.

It can be isolating
Parenting a child with a special education Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can be a difficult journey. It can be isolating for both the parent and the child as they navigate their unique needs and challenges in an educational environment that isn’t always tailored to their needs. For parents, it may be hard to find support from other parents who are in a similar situation. It can also be difficult to get teachers, administrators and school boards to understand their...

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Making Peace with your Inner Critic

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2022

The way you talk to yourself can build you up or tear you down. When your inner dialogue is harsh, it’s usually because you’re repeating things you heard from your parents or other authority figures when you were growing up.


If the criticism goes too far, it can discourage you from trying and take the joy out of parenting.

 Break free from the voices in your head. Take a look at a variety of techniques that prove that there’s more than one way to make peace with your inner critic. 

Making Friends with Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic will sound less scary if you remember that it wants to protect you from failure and other possible dangers.

Learn how to put it to work for you instead of against you: 

  1. Increase awareness. You may be so used to your inner critic that you hardly think about what it’s saying. Start changing your relationship by trying to understand what it wants to tell you.
  2. Look back. What’s your...
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