What is PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE?

What is PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE?

One of the MOST effective and important advocacy tools we have is prior written notice, yet many parents aren’t aware it exists or what to do with it if it’s provided. To get straight to the point, parents are entitled to prior written notice anytime the school...
What to do when the IEP isn’t being followed

What to do when the IEP isn’t being followed

IEP’s are legally binding documents. We meet as a team at least annually to discuss progress and areas for opportunity and we create a plan based on the data presented to the team. A lot of time and effort and even emotion goes into writing this plan so that the...
Creating Parent Inclusive IEP Meetings.

Creating Parent Inclusive IEP Meetings.

As an advocate I unfortunately don’t get to hear about all the good things happening at school very often. Parent’s typically begin working with me when they feel unheard and overwhelmed. I frequently remind them… that isn’t the intention of...
Who sits at the IEP table? And what is your role?

Who sits at the IEP table? And what is your role?

The most common thing I hear from parents is “I don’t know what to expect at my next IEP meeting.” And you know what? I’ve felt like that too! Most parents are not living in the world of special education. They have outside jobs, therapy...

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