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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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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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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 School Administrators Can Deal With Difficult Parents Better

When parents are dealing with the difficult challenges of raising a child with nuanced learning differences and all the things that come with IEPs and 504s, their ability to keep an open mind can be skewed and understandably so. There is so much...

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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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Parents Are A Part Of The Special Education Team Too

It is that time of year again for new school year meetings for the special education team. You’ll go over the regular things; what was planned for milestones last year and what needs to be worked on this year. There will be discussions with...

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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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Dear Dean of Admissions, I Have A Few Questions As A SPED Parent

I know I’ve been portrayed as a Helicopter Parent in Special Ed meetings more than once. Yes, I am as actively involved in my child’s learning and development and have been practically since conception, but that doesn’t mean I am just being a...

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