Behavior is Communication

Behavior is communication. That is a truth that we as parents of special needs children understand.  We listen to our children and seek to understand what they are trying to communicate.  A child does not “have” challenging...

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Tips for Signing Consent Forms

As the kids head back to school, consent forms will be filling up their backpacks.  When you have a kid with special needs you also get a lot of “special” forms.  Parents – you and your child have rights regarding these...

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My Older Brother Daryl

Below is a story called “My Older Brother Daryl”.  For me, this story illustrates what can happen when a student’s IEP doesn’t include goals with productive outcomes. As parents we need to always look at the IEP with life...

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