Category Archives: Special Education

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...

Respecting Parents’ Feelings in Special Education Planning: 8 Facts to Remember

I was sitting in one of those meetings where everyone wished they were someplace else. The fake smiles could not dissipate the thick fog of tension that impaired our vision. I, the parent of a child w...

How to Keep Students with Disabilities Safe in Lockdowns, Evacuations, and Other School Crises

With lockdowns and evacuation drills becoming a regular occurrence in schools, students with disabilities are often faced with disruptions of routine, unrealistic behavior expectations, accessibility ...