Category Archives: Special Education

Six Tips for Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

If your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you know that there is no cut-and-dried picture of what you can expect when it comes to behavior, learning, and social and languag...

Department of Education Outlines “Best Practices” for Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Special Needs

In December 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the US Department of Education released a significant policy statement on the subject of restraint and seclusion at school. The OCR is the divisio...

5+ Special Education Terms Parents Need to Know

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 sp...