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Virtual IEP Checklist!
Many of you are embarking on the world of VIRTUAL IEP meetings and you aren’t sure what to expect. As an advocate with clients from all over the country, I frequently attend meetings by zoom or by phone. I know it’s scary, but in my experience, as long as you are PREPARED and CONFIDENT, virtual meetings can be JUST as successful! Here are a few tips to support you as you move through this “stay home” journey of IEPs.
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I am available to review your childs current IEP or 504. This review includes a FREE consultation where we can discuss your goals for your child. After our consultation I will review the IEP and make suggestions to help your child reach those goals. You get a second opinion on your child's health, why is education any different..
Feel overwhelmed at meetings and need someone to accompany you to help facilitate a productive meeting? Let me join you! In person or by phone.
This service includes a consultation and IEP review prior to meeting. This 3 hours may include texts, emails, phone calls, an IEP review or attendance at an IEP meeting (virtually or in person) and is good for 1 year from the purchase date. (see contract for specifics.)
“Nicole has an excellent understanding of the IEP process and its ups and downs. Let her experience and knowledge help you and your family help your child get a great start in life. I wish I had her experience from the beginning, but I am so glad to have it now. Getting an IEP setup is an emotional and stressful process. She will help you navigate through it and have a positive experience. After all us special needs parents go through, why not do what you can to reduce the stress of the IEP! “
“Nicole is very knowledgeable about the IEP process and the laws. She will review your paperwork, provide you resources, answer your questions (all 5 million of them!) and guide you on your child’s individual needs, issues with the school district and the entire IEP process. Most importantly, she is always available and will take the time to talk to you at any time to go over your concerns. She is genuine and compassionate. She wants to help you as a parent in finding your voice and arming yourself with knowledge so that you can be the best advocate for your child during the entire process. She is motivating and encouraging which is so important when you are going through such an emotional and overwhelming process. I would highly recommend Nicole and have already many times. She’s in this field for the right reasons. “
“In my career I’ve worked with a lot of advocates. Working with Nicole was a really positive experience for everyone involved. She asked great questions and listened to what my team had to say without demanding a change. She was willing to be flexible with her requests and explained the process to the parent so well. In the end, the child had everything they needed to make progress. We all left the meeting feeling excited for what is to come. I look forward to many more meetings with Nicole in tow.“
In a past life I was a preschool teacher. Education is my thing, it always has been. So when Mason was 3 and we were experiencing meltdowns for hours, stunted social skills, impulsive running through the parking lot and ALLLLLLL the emotions on high, I knew he needed...
When parents are thinking about long term goals, we don’t know what we don’t know, so we depend on the team to write goals for us. I want you to be able to look at a goal and determine if it is written effectively. We are creating confident parents here!
I was an equal IEP team member, but the decisions were made before I got to the table, without my input in mind. Sound Familiar?
To School or Not to School…. It’s the question on everyone’s mind. Sending your child to school during a pandemic sounds nuts on paper, but when you are living in a pandemic in real life, there seems to be a lot of grey areas. Realistically, there are children...
In this strange time of staying home with not outings, no therapy, no school, no real world interactions, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and confused about how to best support your child during this time. There is a lot of misinformation, a lot of not so great...
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