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Feb / 16

A Parent’s Perspective

IEPcontent Diversity, Learning Disabilities, Raising Awareness, Special Education, Special Needs 0

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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Nov / 17

Art in Education

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 0

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?

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 0

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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Oct / 06

Extended School Year

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 0

Extended school year is a concept that not a lot of people know about. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act defines extended school year as special education and related services that are provided to a child with a disability beyond the normal school year of a public agency; in accordance with the child’s IEP; and […]

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Sep / 29

Teachers

IEPcontent In The Classroom, Raising Awareness 0

A teacher by definition, is a person or thing that teaches something. Once kids enter school age, they will have multiple interactions with teachers of all sorts (grade teachers, peers, life). There is a specific group of teachers that are said to teach exceptional kids. These are special education teachers. They are responsible for teaching […]

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Sep / 27

Angelman’s Syndrome

IEPcontent Raising Awareness 0

Angelman’s Syndrome is a severe neurogenetic disorder that shares symptoms and characteristics similar to autism, cerebral palsy, and Prader-Willi syndrome. According to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, misdiagnosis is often a prevalent problem. As a result, individuals may lose out on early intervention programs, resources, or life saving treatments. The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to […]

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Sep / 20

Spina Bifida

IEPcontent News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Resources for Parents 0

Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. It means “split spine.” The Spina Bifida Association has dedicated their existence to educating, advocating, researching, and serving people who have Spina Bifida and the community at large since 1973. It is the only national health agency that is dedicated solely […]

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Sep / 15

Sex Discrimination

IEPcontent News & Discussion, Raising Awareness 0

Discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex or gender is treating someone unfavorably because of their sex. This type of discrimination can be found in a variety of areas. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission identifies areas primarily in the workplace that sex discrimination is present. These areas like sex discrimination and work situations […]

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Sep / 13

Communicating With Children With Autism

IEPcontent Mental Health, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness 0

When a child has autism, it can be difficult to communicate with them. Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a group of complex disorders regarding brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. It starts in early brain development, with the most telling signs […]

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Sep / 06

Celiac Disease Awareness Month

IEPcontent Allergies, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness 0

What is Celiac Disease? May is dedicated to answering such questions, as May 2016 is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Beyond Celiac was founded by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness as the first patient advocate group dedicated to gaining access for those affected with this disease with the only treatment thus for: gluten-free food. This […]

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Donor contributions go to fund community presentations which help educate and empower families to advocate on behalf of their children living with special needs. Additionally, donor contributions fund pro-bono sponsorship of low income families who require legal aide. Donor contributions flow directly to students living with disabilities and their families who fight for the right to a free and appropriate public education.