This Memorial Day weekend, people will gather on lawns and porches, fire up the grill, and enjoy the company of family, friends, and neighbors. But Memorial Day is also a time to reflect on what this holiday really means - and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families.
On Memorial Day, we also honor the servicemen and women who cannot be with us because they are standing post far from home. Our military men and women – and the families who love them – embody what is best in America. We have a responsibility to serve and support them as well as they serve us.
Moving and transferring to new schools is emotionally difficult, especially for children with disabilities who receive special education services under an IEP.
The peak season for relocation of military families is May through August. During this time, military children face difficult issues, including transfers in and out of schools, while often dealing with emotions about a parent who is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan ... again.
This issue of the Special Ed Advocate provides information for all families who are moving this summer and additional information for military families who have children with disabilities and are being transferred.
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