Oct
15
2019
Are you able to envision life for your special needs child as an adult? Start thinking about that now, even if your child is still in Pre-K. Special needs chlldren require more life-planning to help them transition to adulthood. While you plan, don't let everyday discouragements discount your child's potential!
Sep
13
2019
Does your special needs child want to take the dog to school? Different states allow different things, but here's a good guide to the differences among service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs.
Jun
26
2019
Are you the parent of a teenager with an IEP or Section 504 plan? Are you working on the transition plan yet? It's never too soon to start researching opportunities and plans for the Transition Plan.
Jun
10
2019
Ali Stroker plays Ado Annie in Oklahoma! from her wheelchair, wins a Broadway Tony award for featured actress in a musical.
May
21
2019
Wow! Last week I attended a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training, hosted by Missouri Parents Act, http://www.missouriparentsact.org/ , at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
May
14
2019
Here is an excellent article on consequences of and successful alternatives to use of restraints for dangerous student behavior.
Mar
28
2019
Those of you who follow my insertions and occasional essays on this website may have noticed that music is a favorite topic. There is good reason for that.
Mar
07
2019
Mar
05
2019
​Accommodating math learning problems by doing work more slowly is only half the problem. We should not shortchange special needs--or any other--learners by showing them that they can't do as much as others.
Feb
25
2019
The purpose of IDEA & its successors is to prepare children for further education & productive adult life.