IEP Basics: What Parents Need To Know, by Anne Jones

An IEP, or an Individualized Education Plan (or Program), is a plan or program that is created for your child to set school-related goals, usually for the next 12 months. The IEP outlines adaptations or modifications that your child needs to learn successfully, and states any therapy or related services that are needed to help…

My Child is Struggling: How to Prepare For An IEP Meeting, by Judy Mankowski

This post is the second in a series about how to navigate the IEP process by teacher and special needs parent Judy Mankowski. Part 1 is here. Once the school district has evaluated your child, they will schedule an initial eligibility meeting. If your child is found to be eligible, there will need to be…

My Child is Struggling in School; What Can I Do?, by Judy Mankowski

Today begins a new series by Judy Mankowski, a teacher and special needs parent, on how to navigate the IEP process. There are a few different scenarios through which a child enters the world of Special Education. The first is through aging out of Early Intervention (EI), into a special education pre-school program. This process…