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Advocating for Your Child with Special Nees in a Way That Promotes Self-Advocacy

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 5:35 am

Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs in a Way That Promotes Self-Advocacy As the mom of a now-adult special-needs kid, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we did that helped, what I wish we hadn’t wasted time and money on (there will always be a lot in that category, so don&rsqu...

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Help Your Child Imrpove Self-Control and Practice Self-Modulation

Posted on 8 May 2017 | 3:11 am

To modulate, according to Dictionary.com, is “to regulate or adjust, soften, tone down, to alter or adapt.” Applying that, self-modulation means being self-aware enough to regulate/adjust/alter/adapt one’s behavior choices to better fit a situation. This is a valuable lif...

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5 Special Education Terms Parents Need to Know

Posted on 19 March 2017 | 11:16 pm

FAPE … LRE … IDEA … I confess: my children’s IEPs read like they were written in a foreign language. It took me a while to figure out what I was even reading, let along what it all meant. But special education law and your children’s documents should always be unders...

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The Supreme Court Case Every Parent of a Child with a Disability Should Be Following

Posted on 30 January 2017 | 8:28 am

Legal experts predict that the US Supreme Court will take a major step towards advancing the legal rights of children who have special needs when the justices decide the case of Endrew F. v Douglas. The Court heard oral arguments last week in the case and is expected to provide a decision by the sum...

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When Your Child Turns 18: A Guide to Special Needs Guardianship

Posted on 22 March 2016 | 6:02 am

When someone turns 18, they become an adult and are expected to make the right to make decisions about their medical treatment, finances and life.
In order to make these decisions binding (in a legal sense), the person should be competent to understand the decision being made and t...

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When You Feel Guilty for Not Being a 'Superhero' Special Needs Parent

Posted on 10 November 2015 | 7:23 am

Parental guilt time. The other day I unwittingly sent my 7-year-old autistic son to school with the beginnings of a stomach flu. I am fortunate in that he is verbal and did tell me his tummy hurt when we arrived at the drop-off gate that morning. But when I pressed for details, he struggl...

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Present Level of Education

Posted on 23 September 2015 | 1:12 am

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Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:48 am

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder...

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7 Ways To Bring Self-Advocacy To Your Next IEP

Posted on 9 April 2015 | 6:31 am

It’s IEP season. Will your child attend the meeting?
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), , children are permitted to attend their own IEPs, &ld...

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Why I Created a Vision Statement for my Child with Special Needs

Posted on 12 March 2015 | 7:18 am

I’m a sales guy, a commercial real estate broker in the Detroit market, which means I do a lot of prospecting and spend a lot of time working on my business planning. Every year I spend the few weeks before the New Years focusing on what goals and aspirations I have for the coming year. These ...

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