Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP

This past February, our middle was diagnosed with combined-type ADHD.  This simply means that she exhibits concerns with both impulsiveness and hyperactivity, and a struggle with focus and attention.  Having the diagnosis answered many questions I had had for years as to why she was struggling with unfavorable behaviors.  And although it wasn’t affecting her…… Continue reading Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP

How to Kick A** At Your Child’s IEP Meeting

I’ve been a parent for a little over 8 years.  And I have spent 5 of those years attending IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings.  Currently I have two children who are educated under the guidance of an IEP, my son for his speech and Autism diagnosis, and my daughter for her speech delay and articulation…… Continue reading How to Kick A** At Your Child’s IEP Meeting

24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night

                                                       Ready for 1st grade, 2016-2017 Teaching.  It’s a calling, they say.  It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay.  Most teachers…… Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night

The Global Autism Project

My goal with this blog is to educate, encourage, and empower other parents who have children with special needs.  As such, it is important to promote organizations that provide resources that help families live their best lives, regardless of the limitations that befell them.  My dear friend,  Angela, has dedicated much of her adult life…… Continue reading The Global Autism Project

Feeling the Frustration- How to Handle the “I Can’ts”

It’s 9 am on a Thursday morning and my son is on the floor sulking.  He slept well the night before and ate a pretty well-balanced breakfast just an hour before.  So what on Earth in the middle of the summer could have gotten him into such a funk that his entire body ended up…… Continue reading Feeling the Frustration- How to Handle the “I Can’ts”