Why All Families Need Good Vacation Experiences by Lisa Harrington

Why All Families Need Good Vacation Experiences by Lisa Harrington

Not making time for a family vacation is a real shame for any family. For a family with a child who has a disability or a special needs, the summer can seem like the time to schedule in any additional support or educational need the child may require. Of course, providing extra care and support, particularly around schooling, is a priority for such families. Nevertheless, going on a vacation is never wasted time for families with a special needs child.

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Why Have an IEP? – Tips for Parents on Their IEP Role

Why Have an IEP? – Tips for Parents on Their IEP Role

Are you parenting a child with special needs? Has your child been evaluated and is eligible for special education?  Most likely he will receive individualized support through his IEP? What is an IEP? The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education.

This post will focus on the following:

◘TIPS for Parents on Their IEP Role

◘Who Develops the IEP?

◘Why Have An IEP?

◘What is the Role of the Parents on the IEP Team?

◘Who Makes Up the IEP Team?

 The IEP identifies learning expectations that are modified and/or any accommodations and special education services needed to assist the student in achieving his or her learning expectations.  It is an ongoing planning-tool that must be reviewed and revised on a regular basis.