While secondary transition must be incorporated into a child’s IEP when he or she turns 14, planning for transition should begin much earlier.
Helps local school systems and public agencies examine the extent to which IEPs are both compliant and reflect best practices for children with disabilities and their families.
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Special education advocates are available for hire to help families navigate IEP meetings and processes.
Make the most of your annual IFSP meeting. Be ready to discuss your family’s everyday routines and activities, how your child and your family function within those routines and activities, and your concerns and priorities.
Empowering teachers, schools, and counties to push the limits of what they think is possible for students is Patti Adkins’ passion.
After reviewing your Prior Written Notice or other documents, call the Parents’ Place of Maryland or your Local Family Support Coordinator with any questions. Ask about language you don’t understand and discuss different options. They can help prepare you for upcoming meetings.
Link to an online course about accessible educational materials.
Review any recommendations made in the evaluation reports. This information can give you an idea of the goals and objectives to address and to spark questions. Feel free to ask questions about why a recommendation may not be incorporated into a goal or objective
A paraeducator’s role in the classroom typically involves providing extra support during a teacher’s instruction to allow students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to participate in general education lessons.