Do you understand what the school agreed to provide? Do your child's teachers understand what they are to provide?
Tip: Reread your child’s IEP.
Never assume that teachers have a copy of your child's IEP or have had time to read it before school begins.
Tip: Leave a copy of your child's IEP with EACH teacher.
Read more tips from Indiana Advocate Pat Howey in Ten Tips for a Successful School Year.
School Supplies: Get a Binder for Your Record
Does organizing your child's educational record seem like a daunting task? You can get a jump on the process if you begin now.
When you purchase your school supplies, get a three-ring binder for yourself to organize your child's file.
As school begins, you will start to receive reports from teachers, notes from administrators, samples of work, results of evaluations, evidence of problems or concerns, and other school related documents.
Tip: Date each item lightly in pencil in the bottom right corner. Save them in chronological order. You'll be glad you started as soon as school began.
Learn more about Organizing the File.
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Free Pub: Nine Ways to Achieve Success at School, a Back-to-School Report for Parents of Students with ADHD & Learning Disabilities