What is an Eligibility Category?

What is an Eligibility Category?

For a student to qualify for special education services, they must exhibit a disability that falls within one of the available thirteen (13) disability categories as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These thirteen IEP eligibility categories...
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...