About Me

 Hi! I’m Nicole. Mom of 4. Wife to 1. Your resident Master IEP coach and advocate.  Spending time with family is my fave and you’ll find me dancing not cooking in my kitchen on any given day. I’m pretty much an open book, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. And if you show up to my house with taco’s… well let’s just say you’ve got a friend for life. I’m an autism and adhd mom and I freaking love to help guide families through the special education process.   

Believe me when I tell you… we’ve been on quite the roller coaster ride! A few years back our family experienced a really traumatic situation with my sons school. I was overwhelmed, confused and quite honestly LOST. 

My son was repeatedly punished and torn down for behaviors that were a part of his disability. I mean, that doesn’t excuse the behavior, there are consequences for actions even when they aren’t your fault. However, if we aren’t setting kids up to LEARN the skills they need to meet social expectations, if we aren’t providing them with the life skills they need to manage their emotions… how will they learn? 

The whole situation got me thinking about you. I’ve always thrived on helping people so I got to thinking… we aren’t the only ones to experience this. 

So here I am. Ready to serve. I want to give back to families like mine so that no one else feels alone or lost like we did. 

If you’ve heard the rumors… It’s true! ADHD, high functioning Autism, social and emotional delays… that’s my JAM! If you have a kiddo who isn’t being taught the life skills they need to succeed in school and instead are being punished for things they can’t control… I’m your gal. 

Let’s chat so your child can succeed at school and set them up to be happy, healthy, FUNCTIONING adults.  

 

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 Where do you need support? What would you like to see for your child? I am here to help you best support your child in order to achieve the highest level of success.

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Home Base: Pingree Grove, IL (far suburbs of Chicago)

Phone: 630.650.8123

Email: Nicole@NicoleSchlechter.com

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How to Write your Parent Input Statement

One of THE most important parts of your child’s IEP is the parent input statement and SO many times it is left blank in the IEP.

Use this template to create a parent input statement that really draws a picture of who your child is, where they are at and where you want them to go.

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IEP vs 504 What's the Deal?

I am often asked “which is better a 504 Plan or an IEP?”  My answer always starts with “it depends.” 

It’s a hard question to answer, because they both serve different purposes and have their own strengths depending on your child.

Both are detailed plans, created by the school and parents, to outline how a student with a disability will learn. A 504 Plan and an IEP are both intended to protect a student with a disability to ensure that they are learning in the least restrictive environment.

What’s better really depends on your child and their unique needs. Watch this free video to get a better understanding of what the differences are and which option may better support your child. 

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