Education

Finding the right school, program, teacher, and/or accommodations can often be exhausting. In our house my son and I work together as a team. Our goal is to find a ‘goodness of fit’. We know nothing is perfect, but we also know we won’t be happy if we settle for anything less than a ‘good fit.’ We have shared some resources here as well as tools to help prepare for IEP/504 meetings, we hope you find them useful!

504

Definition: According to Wrightslaw, ‘504’ refers to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 is the piece that ensures a child has equal access to an education. Typically under 504 a child will receive accommodations and modifications to meet … Continue reading 504

IEP

Definition:  Here is a definition provided by the U.S. Department of Education Guide to the Individualized Education Program:  Each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each IEP must be designed for one student and must be a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an … Continue reading IEP

Special Education

Definition: Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including– (i) Instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and (ii) Instruction in physical education. U.S. department of Education, Office of Special Education and … Continue reading Special Education