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Circulation: 83,240
ISSN: 1538-320

December 21, 2010

family laughingBefore you read this issue, you should be warned.

If you are one of those humor-challenged individuals who believe there is absolutely nothing funny about children with disabilities, we urge you to stop reading now, and go back to biting your nails down to your elbow.

Humor and laughter have a positive positive impact on mind and body. Having a sense of humor is great, but maintaining one is not always easy.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, we invite you to lighten up and laugh. If you have a sense of humor, spend some time on the Lighter Side of Special Education.

Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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Where Do You Sit at the IEP Meeting? In Little Plastic Children's Chairs?

"Your school district, in an ongoing effort to remind you of the incredibly small role moms and dads play in this process...

All district personnel are seated on full size chairs while you are left to sit on little plastic children's chairs made by Fisher Price."

Aimee Gilman, an attorney who represents kids with disabilities, shares her humorous observations about IEPs and IEP meetings.

 
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The Lighter Side Of Special Ed: Parents and Kids

Are you smiling yet? Laughing out loud? Don't say we didn't warn you.

Aimee Gilman is also the parent of a child with a disability -- and she's very funny.

Once again, Aimee will make you laugh and help you put things in perspective. Read Aimee’s view of The Lighter Side of Special Ed: Parents and Kids.

 

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Uh-Oh! Special Ed Advocate Burnout

You might be suffering from “burn out” if you are packing for a holiday trip this season and decide to take...

Check out these Top 10 Signs of Special Ed Advocate Burnout.

 

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Do You Like These IEPs?

I do not like these IEP's
I do not like them, Jeeze Louise...

Do You Like These IEPs - a parody on Dr. Seuss by an unknown author.

“Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility.”
-Thomas Jefferson

In that spirit we welcome you to the Lighter Side of Special Education Advocacy, a new section of the Fetaweb.com.

 

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