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Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

The beginning of the school year is a good time for a review of your child's IEP. You can establish goals for the school year and meet new members of your child’s education team.

September 2010
A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A two-sided page can give special needs educators and therapists a quick reference to understand your child's disability and behavior.

August 2010
3 Types of Special Needs Support

3 Types of Special Needs Support

You can find insights and empathy online, in person or in groups for your child.

July 2010
Preventing Heat Stress

Preventing Heat Stress

Parents can help prevent dehydration and overheating in the hot months. Children with certain special needs are particularly vulnerable.

June 2010
Your Extended School Year Rights

Your Extended School Year Rights

Our federal and state special education laws recognize that your child’s disability does not take a vacation. As a result, a school district’s obligation to provide qualified students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education doesn’t end in June.

May 2010
Special Needs Camps Empower Kids

Special Needs Camps Empower Kids

Kids with special needs don’t have to miss out on the summer camp experience. Many camps are geared to specific disabilities. Others work hard to accommodate special needs.

March 2010
Big Wins for Special Needs

Big Wins for Special Needs

2009 was generally a good year for expanding the legal rights of children with special needs and their families.

February 2010
Respite: You Deserve a Break Today

Respite: You Deserve a Break Today

Caregivers of children with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses or the elderly need time away. Here's how to find it.

January 2010
A New Special Needs IDEA: Inform, Document, Enjoy and Accept

A New Special Needs IDEA: Inform, Document, Enjoy and Accept

For parents of kids with special needs, IDEA spells 4 keys to success.

January 2010
The Best Activities for Special Needs

The Best Activities for Special Needs

Experts in several special needs areas recommend especially beneficial extracurricular activities.

January 2010
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