Parents as Special Education Project Managers

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Circulation: 97,336
ISSN: 1538-320
September 23, 2014

Parents and kids looking at laptop tablet togetherYour child's special education is a long-term project that needs a master planner and project manager. That's you!

Learn how to organize, plan, monitor progress, anticipate problems and keep the team focused.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn how the effective parent advocate stays focused, resolves problems, and avoids mistakes.

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

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Become Your Child's Case Manager

As a parent, your role is similar to that of a project manager - you organize, plan, monitor progress, anticipate problems, and keep the team focused. Wrightslaw Research Editor Sue Whitney explains how to...

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Mistakes Parents Make

Because the stakes are so high, it is difficult for parents of children with special educational needs to advocate calmly and objectively for the educational and related services their children need.

Some common Mistakes Parents Make that undermine their ability to obtain appropriate services, from attorney Robert Crabtree.

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I Don't Agree with the IEP Team! What Should I Do?

You have the right to disagree with the school about your child's needs, appropriate services, educational placements, and other issues.

Learn the steps to take if you disagree with the school. Use the IEP Pop-Up: Resolving Parent-School Disputes.


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