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Visit this page often for weekly blog posts that we think you’ll find interesting and helpful.

Topics may range from “Connecting a care team to effectively implement an individualized education plan” to “Elder-specific issues in care coordination.” We think unlocking potential and enhancing care outcomes includes keeping everyone informed of new and better ways to organize and coordinate care in patient-centric ways…

Is Your Child's Inclusive Summer Camp Inclusive Enough?

My daughter came home from day 3 of her week-long culinary camp to ask if she had to go the next day. I was stunned by her sheepish demeanor. She was elated at the idea of a solid 5 days of cooking and baking. I was grateful this didn’t involve...

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Do School Districts Help Principals Understand Special Education?

Principals are faced with having to juggle many things on a daily basis. In smaller schools, they may be filling multiple rolls when larger schools could have 2 or 3 covering all the necessary duties of being a school administrator.

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Why Undiagnosed ADHD in Teens Is Frustrating For Everyone

Before the diagnosis of ADHD was even a term hot on the tongues of most educators, there were plenty of kids suffering from the symptoms. ADHD in teens wasn’t a conversation until late in the last century. Even then, the thought was that once you...

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Why Simple Note Taking Doesn't Measure Success With Differentiated Classroom Instruction

Most have heard of the individual education plan or IEP if you’ve been in education circles for more than 5 minutes. As research grows in the field of education, so does the variety of strategies with which to teach students with nuanced learning...

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How Connecting After School Programs To The Learning Experience Helps Everyone

These days, more kids are in after-school programs than not. In 2014, The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported a record 69% of children in two-parent households were participating in some sort of supervised situation after school. Not...

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Ways Special Education and Related Service Providers Can Improve Student Outcomes

The ways in which a student receives additional services from their school system has changed much over the last 20 years. In fact, the common place things that special education and related service providers talk about freely today were barely a...

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How To Help Parents Who Have Misconceptions About Special Education

Ask a group of non-education people to tell you the first thing that comes to mind when you say the words, “Special Education,” and you will likely have a wide range of answers. Some will harken back to the days of special resource rooms from...

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Why I Am A Hot Mess When It Comes To My Child's School Forms

I flew into the office of an organization that specializes in social therapy for Autistic children to sign my daughter up for their summer camp program. I was a little winded from the walk from my car to the receptionist’s window. She looked...

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How EdTech Is Going To Save Special Education Services

These days a smartphone or any other handheld device is practically an appendage. What would we do without our technology? You can bank with it, pay bills, buy coffee, or order anything to be delivered to your door. Whatever you can think of to...

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How An IEP/504 Plan Can Help Your Student Succeed In School And At Home

For every child with an IEP or 504 plan, contained in what feels like a mammoth amount of information is a list of goals and anticipated outcomes for the services that are being provided. In fact, goal progression and anticipated outcomes at the...

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