Kids across the country are headed back to school. Which means education-related objectives are on everyone's minds these days. That makes this the perfect time for you to think about planning for your child's educational future! Did you catch our latest #askENABLE video that we shared on Facebook and IGTV earlier this week? In it, … Continue reading HOW TO: Plan for your child’s future- A comparison of 529 college savings accounts and ABLE accounts
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
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?
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
Last week, I shared the experience that my sister, Sarah, and I had speaking to a third grade classroom about Down syndrome, disabilities, and how the differences that we all have make life interesting. If you missed the blog post, you can check it out here. We were asked to speak to this particular third … Continue reading How My Sister is Stamping out Stereotypes, One Student at a Time