We asked one of our attorneys here at The Law Office of Matthew Storey what they felt were the top 3 ways a parent can better advocate for their child!
- Read the records!
- Understand the records!
- Get involved!
**𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗘𝗣𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺.**
Not surprisingly, parents often skim through the IEP and trust that the school wants the best for their children, and in most cases this is true. But, teachers change, teams change, and schools change.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙’𝙨 𝙉𝙤. 1 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚 – 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨. 𝘽𝙪𝙩, 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙄𝙀𝙋, 𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙.
And if you’re looking for ways to get involved in the special needs community, let us know, and we can help guide you!