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Back to School Tips
August 28, 2012
Summer went fast, didn't it? Kids are anxious about return to school. Parents are too. One parent writes...
Help! School is starting. I want to make sure I have done my homework so this year is better than last year.
We can help with your homework.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find information and advice, advocate's tips, and legal resources to help you start the year off right. Have a great school year!
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Tip #1: Re-Read Your Child's IEP
Then learn how you can use IDEA to obtain a better IEP for your child and what pitfalls to avoid. Parent Attorney Wayne Steedman explains how to ensure that your child's teachers attend IEP meetings, how to avoid the infamous three-year IEP, and how to resolve disputes.
How to Use IDEA 2004 to Improve Your Child's Special Education.
Tip #3: Prepare to Deal with Problems Early
Sometimes schools and parents disagree. Your child's teacher may not understand her unique needs and or provide the necessary services, accommodations and supports.
In When Parents and Schools Disagree, Dr. Ruth Heitin describes common areas of disagreement between parents and schools and offers suggestions and strategies to handle these problems.