Why You Need to Begin Transition Planning Early

“My child is 14. When I requested a transition plan and transition services, the IEP team said they don’t have to provide transition services until he is 16. Is this Continue Reading →

Can We Include a Health Care Plan in My Child’s IEP?

My 7th grade daughter is in an advanced academic program. The proposed IEP accommodations allow her to turn in homework late, with a penalty. We are transition planning for college Continue Reading →

OSEP Updates Q and A on Secondary Transition

Update: September 2011. OSEP updated its guidance on identifying postsecondary goals in training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living. Q and A: Questions and Answers on Secondary Transition http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/,root,dynamic,QaCorner,10, Continue Reading →

Measuring Interests to Aptitudes – Finding a Direction

My son turned 21 in May. He is attending a local college and getting all F’s.  He seems depressed and lost. He likes computers but has difficulties passing the classes Continue Reading →

What’s the Intent of a Summary of Performance?

When I asked the IEP team about my son’s Summary of Performance, I got the “deer in the headlights” look – they didn’t even know what it was.  We finally Continue Reading →