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Covid, Special Education, and Navigating The Waters

Parenting a student with special needs is not always a walk in the park. Advocating for your child's IEP needs (or 504 Plan) may also present challenges on this path. So when we add the Covid experience to the process, advocacy often takes on a whole new level of...

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Consider On-Site Learning for Special Programs …

  As the argument continues, "Distant Learning", "Remote", or "Open the schools", this will likely be one of those debates that will never be resolved through "the science", for there are so many points of view and perspectives behind each declaration.  And human...

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Advocacy: If Not Now, Then When?

Often parents say to themselves, "If things get worse, I will seek out the support of an advocate". Think of it another way: Imagine the consequences if you said, "I will wait for things to get worse" before I go the dentist ... or the mechanic, or any other...

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If not now, when?

"And finally the tables are starting to turn, talking about a revolution". Tracy Chapman. In my adult lifetime, I cannot imagine a moment in time where all social & cultural roads lead to institutional change: No matter where you look, as "Black Lives Matters"...

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Looking forward to a new beginning …

However it all lands, we are in the midst of a true transition: From what was to what will be. Some people describe the Covid 19 experience as "The Awakening" for we are collectively and individually called upon to reflect upon our lives; as "normal" fell by the...

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IEP Services, Evaluations, and COVID 19: THE NEW NORMAL …

As we navigate the "new normal" with COVID 19 and the post-pandemic period ahead, if one is searching for the absolute "best practices" or formula guidelines, my heart goes out to you for many will be frustrated, confused, and stressed-out as a result of these changes...

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