Parents

PresenceLearning Webinar Provides Insight into Identifying and Supporting Students with Hidden Disabilities

LeDerick Horne and Dr. Margo Izzo headline the “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED” webinar being held March 30, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is hosting its second “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED” webinar to

5 Tips to Get Your Child with Special Needs Ready to Go Back to School

Here on the West Coast, public schools are already in session. On the East Coast, public schools traditionally start after Labor Day. Either way, if you are a parent of a special needs child, one thing that may be top of mind is how to get your child ready to go back to school. Here

A Guide to Cyberbullying for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Guest Post by Amy Williams When we accepted the job of being a parent, we might not have thought through all of the details. We knew there would be long hours and sleepless nights. We accepted the fact that there would be tears and scraped knees. However, hidden deep within this unwritten contract are the gritty and scary

Can Schools Prepare Students with Special Needs for College?

Does your child have severe cognitive disabilities? An advocacy network called “The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination” released a series of recommendations designed to help you and your child. The basic issue – according to this advocacy group – is that schools need to do more to figure out where students have learning disabilities, pinpoint those

Four Ways Parents Can Teach Through School Holidays

It’s what every parent dreads. Furlough days. “Teacher In Service Days”. Regardless of what they are called, these are days where you are asked to keep your special needs child at home for most or all of the day. Special needs children need a consistent schedule and explaining why your child cannot go to school

Three Ways Students With Special Needs Can Be Protected From Bullying

Bullying is an issue that has plagued schools for years. With recent movements to stop bullying receiving media attention in storyline son hit shows like “Glee” and viral videos featuring young Hollywood, it would be easy to conclude that the problem is being addressed. However, in a recent study by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine,

What You Need to Know Before You Create Your Child’s IEP

For any parent, dealing with the IEP (Individual Education Plan) is a sensitive and intimidating task. The biggest challenge that parents face is making sure they are building an IEP that fits with their child – in terms of comfort level, abilities, and age. To make sure you are well prepared, start asking yourself these

15 Tips to Help Your Child Transition from Middle School to High School

High school is a completely different ball game compared to elementary and middle school. At this point in their lives, children are becoming teenagers and want independence and control over their time, especially time spent outside of school. If your child has special needs, the challenges may be different.  Help your teenager focus on first

Have You Considered All The Education Options for Your Child with Special Needs?

With a new school year approaching, it has been reported that more students with special needs are choosing to stay in public schools.  This increases the financial burden on school districts to meet demand and provide services to kids with special needs. With federal funding only able to cover a fraction of costs of special