IEP Moms (and Dads) Sharing Time Aug 4

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Quick! Before school starts, build up your reserves of encouragement and strategies to support your child with disabilities. It doesn’t matter how old your children are…you have something to offer, and probably want to hear the concerns of other parents. You might be homeschooling or public schooling, with or without an IEP, but you have concerns about your child’s needs and achievement.

Come talk with other parents on Saturday, Aug. 4, anytime between 9 and 11 AM at Biggby, 6439 S. Cedar in Lansing, Michigan. This meeting will be facilitated by Lydia Schuck. No legal advice will be given, but we will have a copy of the special education laws and regulations to look at.

 

Educating youth with mental health, emotional, or behavioral concerns: a new publication from @PACER

Helpful new publication now available

Educating Your Child with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders: Information for Parents is now available upon request. This concise guide will help parents of children with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders to participate effectively in special education planning. Each chapter includes a set of questions to consider when thinking about developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP), including school discipline policies, placement options, and behavioral and emotional support needs. One copy is free to Minnesota parents of children or youth with disabilities. For professionals it is $5 | 10+ copies, $4 each |Get it from PACER Center at this link: PHP-a21black young woman looking forward

10 ways to affect outcomes of youth with disabilities

Today we want to connect you to an excellent video from the Center on Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University. The video highlights 10 ways to affect outcomes of youth with disabilities. The video is captioned, so it is also easy to share with friends who have hearing loss or are Deaf or Deafblind. Pass it around, and visit other places on the center’s website, as well. And be sure to follow us to get the next post. There’s so much to learn about supporting young adults with disabilities in their transitions to adulthood.asian teen girl smiling