When the Stakes are High -
Avoid Unnecessary Mistakes!

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ISSN: 1538-320
January 30, 2018

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As IEP season arrives, it is important for everyone involved in the process to avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Find out how to create more effective team meetings when parents learn to help the school and schools learn how to avoid confrontation with parents.

Parent attorney Bob Crabtree offers advice to all the players in his "Mistakes People Make" series.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find out about staying focused, resolving problems, and how to avoid unnecessary mistakes.

We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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Mistakes School District Make

What makes parents angry? Parents are angry when school personnel take actions that undermine trust, create a negative climate that destroys peace of mind, and deliver inadequate services to the child.


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.

Learn how to avoid these pitfalls.


Mistakes Advocates Make

Advocates must be mindful of the power of their role and the trust parents place in them - because the non-lawyer advocate plays an extremely important role in the special education process.

The more serious mistakes advocates may make are generally ones of excess...


Mistakes Independent Evaluators Make

To make their case for services or a specific program for their child, parents usually need a competent, credible independent evaluator.

Caution: serious mistakes by evaluators can undermine their credibility or render their opinions powerless.

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