Non-Public Schools

Non-Public Schools

We get asked a lot by parents whether we can get their child into a private school. This it absolutely understandable. For many parents, the path in special education has not been easy. Schools can be unsupportive in the face of their child’s struggles and in some...
Don’t Settle for a 504 Plan   

Don’t Settle for a 504 Plan   

“The school said they would not qualify for an IEP, but they would for a 504 plan.” This is one of the most common statements we hear from parents. Our first question is generally, “Did the district assess?” 504 Plans are not IEPs but are commonly used in schools to...
Am I Entitled to Assessment Data?

Am I Entitled to Assessment Data?

Recently a parent told us they had asked for the data taken when the district conducted a triennial assessment on their child. They were informed by the district that their policy is to shred all protocols and data after the assessment has been completed. Nope! Can’t...
What is FAPE?

What is FAPE?

We hear it all the time at IEP meetings, so what exactly is a FAPE? A FAPE stands for Free Appropriate Public Education. The acronym comes for the from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), a federal law that guarantees the right to special...
Stop, have you read your IEP?

Stop, have you read your IEP?

We speak to a lot of parents every week. Most are frustrated with the education their children are receiving and want a lot more support. However, one issue commonly come up – parents not knowing what is actually in the IEP. This is understandable. It can be a...