By Amanda Morin Knowing the difference between an IEP meeting and a parent-teacher conference can help you make the most of both meetings.
Tips for Parents and Caregivers from Disability Rights Maryland Taking part in fun, engaging activities outside the school day is good for all children. Giving young people with and without disabilities the opportunity to participate together is beneficial to all. Your child should be able to participate fully in an out-of-school-time program
It’s that time again! For parents of children with special needs, “back to school” means the start of a new IEP advocacy year. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Lucie P. Lawrence, PhD Family Communication and Disability Specialist The beginning of a new school year is a time of great enthusiasm and anticipation. But for some, it also means stress, anxiety, and trepidation. Families raising kids with special needs face numerous challenges throughout the school year.
By Kandace Wernsing A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we’ve put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the…
Do you see an increase in anxiety during the summer? Are you exhausted from trying to convince him or her that everyday tasks are not the enemy? If you’re tired of battling anxiety? Read on. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of children and adolescents with autism have clinically elevated levels of anxiety,
By Lisa Carey, M.A., CILSE Education Consultant, and Amanda Hughes, M.Ed., 2016-2017 CILSE Fellow June 7, 2016 The Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) defines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as “a scientifically valid framework for instructional and learning environment design” that aims to help all students become expert learners