Author: Phillip C. Clark, Founder and President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning, LLC Consider these statements… “My child won’t ever be able to do ____.” “We need to figure out how we are going to support our child when we, as parents, are gone.” “How can we make sure our government benefits cover all of … Continue reading Special Needs Planning: Why the Traditional Planning Industry has it ALL BACKWARDS
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
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
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”