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Guaranteeing Special Education Rights: Individualized Education Plans

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Spirit Lake girl wearing sunglassesIndividual Education Plans: Tools to Help You Help Your Child with Special Needs

little girl from Spirit LakeFor nearly every parent, a child's first day of school brings butterflies that come back a little each year. Sometimes the first day brings just a little nervousness, especially if your child has been doing well.

For many parents of children with disabilities, each year brings anxiety and worse as they try to show teachers their children as they see them. Do you know your rights? Do you know how to help your child with special needs? The following is from an article written by the mother of a child with autism.

"At the time of the writing of this article, our son was 14 years old and in 9th grade. Jon has been a victim of the ups and downs of our school system. He had good years, where the education providers adjusted their thinking and accommodated his needs. But he also had years where teachers refused to change their “ways of doing things.” These years have contributed to many paranoias and fears in my son. ....The educational system was broken into three levels – children attended a grade school (grades 1-5), then moved to a middle school (grades 6-8), and finally were transferred to a high school (grades 9-12). With each transition, Jon had new people to teach him. Each transfer to a new school brought days, weeks, even months of stress to Jonathon as my husband and I tried to “teach” the teachers methods of instructing our son. Some teachers were open to suggestions, some were defensive about their methods. "

This workshop, Guaranteeing your rights in special education - is designed to teach you about how you can use Individual Education Plans and other knowledge to see that your child's rights are respected and that he or she gets the best possible education. Click below to get started!

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