When parents of special needs students are searching for the best support services available to their child, the most common question they ask me is about the difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP. While both offer protections to people with disabilities, they are quite different in their eligibility, scope, and services and supports. [...]


Goals are arguably the most important part of an IEP (Individualized Education Program). Yet during an IEP meeting, the most contentious discussions often center around services. I’ve had many parents ask me, how do I get this service or how can I get more sessions of that? My reply is, “Show me your goals.” Goals [...]


When my daughter was diagnosed with Autism, I realized quickly that I had a lot to learn. Not only did I need to get smart about her disability and the therapies available to her, I also needed to become familiar with the laws that exist to protect her right to an education and to be [...]

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