Nov / 14

The Role of Mental Health in School Shootings [IEP 003]

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Mental health issues are serious concerns that face many students in our school systems, and the correlation between mental health issues and school shootings might surprise you. What are our schools doing to better equip themselves to deal with students who may show signs of mental health problems, especially if those problems eventually lead to […]

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Nov / 11

Betsy DeVos and Leaving All the Children Behind [IEP 002]

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We’re exploring the Secretary of Education position and what it entails. This position has come into the limelight more so this year so we wanted to discuss who the new Secretary of Education is (Betsy DeVos), what her credentials are, and what her plans are for public education. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Who […]

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Nov / 11

Special Education and the Next Civil Rights Frontier for Human Rights [IEP 001]

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We’re going way back in today’s episode. We’re chatting about one of the most influential cases in American history that helped lay the foundation for our special education laws today.  We also discuss the importance of the language we use to describe children living with disabilities. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How Brown v. […]

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Nov / 11

Welcome and Let’s Get Inclusive [IEP 000]

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In our inaugural episode, we share a little bit about who we are, what we do as special education and civil rights attorneys, and why we’re so passionate about getting the conversation going about making our education systems and communities more inclusive. Be sure to connect with us at on Facebook, Instagram, and visit our […]

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Feb / 16

A Parent’s Perspective

IEPcontent Diversity, Learning Disabilities, Raising Awareness, Special Education, Special Needs 3 Comments

When working with children living with special needs it is always important to consider the perspective of a parent – and you’ll often see a diverse perspective from Parent to Parent. One Parent blogged about her perspective on diversity after having a child with down syndrome. Many have a certain preconceived notion about children with […]

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Feb / 15

Thinking Outside the Chair

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Sensory processing disorders can affect a child’s ability to learn in numerous ways – essentially, the student has difficulty processing information their senses take in – generally things like sound, touch, taste, sight, and smell. But sensory processing disorders can affect the sense of body awareness, movement (balance and coordination) as well as an over […]

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Jan / 11

Happy New Year! Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

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Now that the new year has come, are you and your child ready to return to school after winter break? A transition back from a long winter break can often be just as challenging as starting a new school year – is your child ready to transition back? More importantly, is your IEP team ready […]

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Dec / 01

Like A Sponge

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You’ve probably heard the phrase that ‘a child’s brain is like a sponge’ – but do you truly understand what that means, and how important those early years for a child’s development are? Sure, most people advise new parents to read to their child, and talk to them – that those tools help the child’s […]

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Nov / 17

Art in Education

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 2 Comments

Studies show us that there are plenty of cases where students learn to sing before they talk, can perform drama before they can make friends or can express their feelings in paint before verbally. These students teach us that a one size fits all learning model does not always work – and especially doesn’t always […]

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Nov / 16

Athletics and Special Education: More Than APE?

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Physical education plays an important role in every child’s development. Participation in school wide physical education increases physical and social growth for all students – including those living with special needs. Students not only benefit from the physical effects of physical education, but can achieve higher self-esteem, understanding of teamwork, sensory relief and better overall […]

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