“A” is for Advocacy: The ABCs of IEPs


“Many parents feel helpless in the face of what seems like a daunting, tangled system of rules and regulations. Sometimes sitting in meetings to talk about your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and what services are available to a child ‘with that diagnosis,’ can feel more like a contract negotiation than a conversation about an actual child. It can be frustrating and overwhelming to balance being your child’s advocate with the need to work cooperatively with the school district to help your child.” –From The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education Being an advocate for your child can sometimes feel like you’re wearing [...]