According to the U.S. Department of Education, "each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each IEP must be designed for one student and must be a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) … Continue reading What’s an IEP? What should it contain? and how do I keep it organized?
Thuy and Grace’s early experiences as parents to their daughter, Avery, were exactly as they’d imagined. Just like any other new family, they were proud of the accomplishments and milestones that they saw in their daughter. They were also hopeful for her future. However, at 10 months old, Thuy and Grace discovered that Avery had … Continue reading “Determined, Gritty, and Motivated”
Hard to believe that in mid-July, many of us are already thinking about -- and planning for -- going back to school! But with more and more school districts moving to balanced calendars, gone are the days of three-month long summer vacations -- at least for many families! To help make the transition easier for … Continue reading 8 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Many families with children with special needs have questions about ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNT), including: What are the similarities and differences between them? Should I set up an ABLE account, a SNT, or both? How will planning in this area help my child live a purposeful and impactful life? There are many … Continue reading ABLE vs. SNT: Similarities and Differences