Jacob’s Journey… How Far He Has Come

Guest blog post by Karen Franco | Author, Speaker, Special Needs Advocate | Karen Franco Books When you hear the word “special” it can mean many things, in the case of my son, Jacob, it means living in a world that is truly his own and helping him cope with the world around him. Jacob has a genetic … Continue reading Jacob’s Journey… How Far He Has Come

HOW TO: Create a Strong Vision Statement for Your Child’s IEP Team

According to MakingSpecialEducationWork.com, your "vision statement is one of the most important and overlooked parts of the IEP. This statement isn’t a required part of the IEP in the federal law IDEA, but it is required by many states. It’s important because it serves as a guide for developing special education services and goals that will help a … Continue reading HOW TO: Create a Strong Vision Statement for Your Child’s IEP Team

Ability Ministry

Guest blog post by Ryan Wolfe, President, Ability Ministry While an emerging area, the field of “Disability Ministry” is still in its infancy. However, at Ability Ministry, we are proud to say that we have been actively reaching out to the disability community for over 30 years! Our non-profit roots reach back all the way … Continue reading Ability Ministry

What’s an IEP? What should it contain? and how do I keep it organized?

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?