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IEP Musts San Jose Part 4

IEP Musts San Jose Part 4 Write It Down! We have said “Write It Down” is a prime rule of IEPs and special education. The last blog article was about when you are writing the school. That is only half…
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IEP Musts San Mateo County Part 3

IEP Musts San Mateo County Part 3 Third in a Series on IEP Essential Components WRITE IT DOWN Susie and Leigh often say the first, second, and third rule of special education is write it down. This applies when you…
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IEP Musts Santa Cruz County Part 2

IEP Musts Santa Cruz County Part 2 EVERYTHING is a Team Decision Eligibility? Yes, a team decision. The school part of the team will have tested your child in suspected areas of disability, and offer their opinions. You are as…
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IEP Musts Santa Clara County Part 1

IEP Musts Santa Clara County Part 1   Mandatory Requirements In Every School District There are things every school district MUST do. Susie and Leigh would not be special education advocates/consultants if all school districts actually met those requirements. Until…
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Essential IEP Special Education Santa Cruz

Essential IEP Special Education Santa Cruz We have not written an IEP basics in a while. There are fundamental best practices for any and all IEPs. As there are new parents joining our ranks all of the time, and experienced…
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Special Education IEP Relationships Santa Clara

Special Education IEP Relationships Santa Clara IEP Team Dynamics When interacting with members of the IEP team, it can feel like we are dealing with a monolithic, unfeeling agency. It can be easy to ascribe the entire group with a…
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Fun and IEP Special Education Advocacy San Jose

  It Can Happen… Okay, we admit it. One rarely sees the words fun and IEP (Individualized Education Program) in the same sentence. There are a few ways that fun can come into the IEP.   Student-Centered Decisions First is…
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Why An Advocate?

Why You Need A Special Education Advocate Or What an Advocate Can Do For Your Child – And You Many parents know a lot about special education rules and regulations. All of them have much greater familiarity with their children…
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