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My Child Needs An Aide

My Child Needs An Aide We have had many parents call or email us saying they want an aide for their child. When attempting to show need for aide support in a classroom for a child with an IEP, it…
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IEP Meetings Santa Clara

Tips for more effective IEP Meetings Santa Clara IEP meetings (Individualized Education Program) can often be a challenge for everyone involved.  Below are some tips for parents to help their make their child’s IEP meetings more effective -Remember that you…
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Special Education Advocacy San Jose

As parents, we understand. As advocates, we can help. Special Education Advocacy San Jose As parents of children with multiple disabilities, Susie and Leigh understand the many facets of parenting a differently-able child.  We have juggled the special education maze,…
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Special Education Advocacy Santa Cruz

As parents, we understand. As advocates, we can help. Special Education Advocacy Santa Cruz Special Education Advocacy has long been part of Susie’s and Leigh’s lives.  Both have children with multiple disabilities, and each has experienced the frustration of attending…
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Meet the Special Ed Advocate San Jose

Meet the Special Ed Advocate (part 2) Leigh has 20 years professional and personal experience with special education negotiation and conflict resolution.  Advocacy began when her son entered the service delivery system. He did not fit into the standard programs the…
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Meet the Special Ed Advocate Santa Cruz

Susie started her career with a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has worked in a wide variety of educational settings with all age and abilities of children. She worked in special education in the public school setting…
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Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Requesting and Receiving an IEE An Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) can be a very useful tool when attempting to get a comprehensive and thorough evaluation of a student’s unique challenges. An IEE is an educational evaluation, done at district expense…
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Presuming Competence, Part 2

Presuming Competence, Part 2 People are often judged quickly by others.  This can include their looks, age, clothing, skin color, etc. Disabled/differently able people are judged in the same way, and more.  The judgments often are more all-encompassing to include…
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Presuming Competence Part 1

Presuming Competence, Part 1 To presume competence is to assume that disabled people are able and willing to learn, interact, and grow when given the opportunity. This means that although a person’s method of accessing and interacting with the world…
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