Tagged "individualized education plan"


Back to School: Sensory Processing Disorder & Dyspraxia

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Something that I know I see a great deal on Elizabeth’s IEP are the words:

"Working On..."

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4 Things I Remind Myself of Before the Next IEP Meeting

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As sure as the first flowers are arriving, so is IEP time.

It almost sounds celebratory... but for those who have a special needs child, we know it is not like that.

I know we have an IEP meeting scheduled for Elizabeth on May 29th

She is 20 years old, but because we chose Option 23, she is technically still under the auspices of our local school system until the age of 22 years old.

So with this in mind, the local schools and the college program she is in meet to form the new IEP that will guide her into the next school year. So even at this age, we are looking at the IEP and making changes.

So with about 16 years of IEP prep times, meetings, re-evaluations and IEP adjustments, I wanted to tell you how I am approaching this meeting:

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Wrapping up the First Year of College

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So hard to believe that Elizabeth is finishing her first year at her college program. 

I am so proud of her and all she is doing and all she is pushing herself to do.

For the child who once feared the loudness of the cafeteria at high school, it is wonderful to know she heads straight on into the crazy main student center at college.

I think that every once in a while, it really hits me that she is doing all that she is doing. And then other times, I see her have a meltdown or be really overloaded and I am yet again reminded that her disorders still play a big part in her days.

I was asking her, just the other day, about her day at college. It was a day when she was completing one of her internships on campus.  She told me that she had to work really hard to...READ MORE 

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