“Damaged”

“Damaged” I can’t name names, although I want to shout it from the roof tops. I am a special education advocate.  Recently, I attended an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting to support a client whose son has autism spectrum disorder and anxiety, in preparation for his transition from elementary to …

What if Dyslexia Meant Smart?

  Interesting blog post on 4/2015 from Brock Aide on www.dyslexicadvantage.org. Brock describes a student who is considered unable to learn, placed in self-contained classroom and feels as though she is stupid.  Brock talks about how people with dyslexia are “late bloomers” and that a paradigm shift is needed as we …

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The following article was written by Margaret Storey, a parent of a student at Park School in Evanston, IL.  Margaret shares a powerful argument as to why it will always be appropriate to have therapeutic schools for the profoundly disabled to receive necessary services and supports. My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, …

Unseemly IEP Team Members

“Unseemly IEP Team Members” An article posted on Connecticut Special Ed Lawyer, by Jennifer Laviano describes, in an entertaining way, the worst behavior you may encounter with IEP team members.  Many special education staff are wonderful and caring.  Unfortunately, over the years in my work as an advocate I have encountered all of …