Making Special Education Work for Your Child during COVID-19

Even in normal times, parents wrestle with decisions about how best to support their children’s development. Now, however, parents are faced with nearly-unprecedented choices, and problems with no clear solutions: What if in-person schooling is better for emotional health, but remote schooling is better for physical health? How can children foster social skills without typical social interactions? How can parents …

IEP and Moving to a Different State

An IEP is short for an Individualized Education Program. It is a set of special education services intended for children with special needs. Schools across the country use the term IEP, but the rules may differ across different states. So, while there will be no changes should you relocatewithout changing the school district, if you are moving to a different …

Disability Awareness Lessons Plans

As classrooms become more inclusive, it’s important for every child to be welcomed and treated with respect. The goal of this resource center is to provide teachers with lesson plan ideas that will help students better understand what it’s like to live with different disabilities. Read more.

Teaching your child about Disabilities and Different Abilities

You may have said or done something in front of your child thinking they did not notice – until they copied it. Young children soak up the actions, words and ideas of people around them like sponges. Other times, they blurt out bold questions unexpectedly, such as: “Mom! Why is that big kid sitting in a chair with wheels?!” Embarrassing …

How to adapt special education to remote learning

Handling the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy on anyone. People had to learn how to work from home and get accustomed to spending more time in the house. For some, this was a much-welcome change, but there were certain ​aspects of COVID-19 that were quite stressful​. One of those aspects is remote learning, as most kids had to stay at …

Being an Autistic Student: 6 Insights and Working Tips

Just being a student is stressful enough sometimes provided that everything is created and designed for you and your abilities. The college programs, dorms, extra activities – everything is made for people without ASD. That’s why it is extremely hard sometimes to be an autistic student. Of course, there are many organizations, services, and platforms to offer various assistance. Some …

Technology Guide for People with Disabilities

Having disabilities is not an obstacle for students to enter a college. Various organizations work to help people with disabilities to overcome social, physical, attitudinal or other difficulties and avoid exclusion from many areas of life. Many employers nowadays offer opportunities for them to earn decent money. And there are multiple resources, software programs, and technological devices to help young …

Guide to Student Disability Protections and Plans

Parents of students with disabilities may have a lot of questions when sending their children to school. Will the school adequately support their child? What laws are put in place to ensure their safety and success? To help answer some of these questions and more, our team created a guide that is directed primarily toward parents of students with disabilities, …

Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities who want them to succeed in School

When it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don’t know what they don’t know. Also, only 61% of students with disabilities get a high school degree — so it is up to people with disabilities, and their loved ones, to educate and advocate for disability inclusion and success. This is especially true when enabling children with …

New Supreme Court Ruling Affects Special Education

Read about a significant US Supreme Court ruling which will impact all families who struggle to secure the highest level of special educational supports and services for their child. All children deserve an opportunity to meet their highest potential and this action brings us one step closer to making that happen. Read the Article Here