In This Issue ...
February 23, 2016
States vary in the allowances they make for students with disabilities to receive a standard diploma.
Will your child receive a regular or standard diploma?
Has the IEP team considered the course standards for a regular diploma and determined your child cannot meet them? Why not?
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn about diploma options and requirements. Find out what diploma is appropriate for your child, what the IEP team should consider, and what parents can do to keep graduation expectations high.
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Certificate Instead of Diploma - Is This OK?
In Certificate Program v. Regular Diploma, Parent Trainer and Advocate Susan Bruce says, "No Way!" Don’t settle for an 'alternate diploma.' Begin with the highest expectation possible for your child. Don’t lower that expectation until you extinguish every possibility.
Do not accept a certificate. A certificate is meaningless and will not help him get a job, get further education or be self sufficient and independent.