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Special Education IEP Meetings Do Not Have To Be Scary!

by Dr. Jessica Guire on October 15, 2012

A three letter acronym could send shivers down your spine if you have a child in a special education program – IEP. The Individual Education Program Plan (IEP) is a written plan created together by the child’s parents and the school’s special education staff in a meeting format. This plan specifies the student’s goals and [...]

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Helping Autistic Children in Mainstream Classrooms

by Katherine on August 24, 2011

As more and more autistic children are joining the mainstream classroom, teachers are often faced with an interesting situation where they not only have to fulfill the classroom’s objectives but also the autistic child’s educational objectives. If you are a teacher who has an autistic child in your classroom, here are some tips to help [...]

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One of the most common characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with autism is their lack of ability to maintain eye contact with other people. They are uncomfortable looking at others in the eye and will avoid looking in the other person’s eye when they speak or play with them. While teaching your child [...]

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Legal Rights of Parents in the IEP Program

by Katherine on March 19, 2011

If you are interested in having your child avail of the Special Education Services that the US government provides under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the first thing you need to do is to get in touch with your local school and signify your intention to have your child participate in the program. [...]

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