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Why I Chose Extra Help for My Son Over Extracurricular Activities

When I sat down for my son’s IEP meeting in seventh grade, I expected to hear what I’d been hearing...

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My Kids’ Experience With Special Education at Catholic School

Both my kids were diagnosed with learning and attention issues at an early age. Both get special edu...

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What Having the “Wrong” Teacher Taught Me About My Son With ADHD

Over the years, my son’s ADHD caused him grief in school. But not every year. One year could be a go...

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Potty Humor Not Allowed: Why My 6-Year-Old’s IEP Needs a Reboot

A few months ago, I was reading a Facebook post by a mom of a teen with an IEP whose school had cont...

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Not an IEP or a 504 Plan—It’s Our Mediation Agreement

Like many parents, when I think about school services for my kids, I usually think about an IEP or a...

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