Every IEP meeting is a new experience. Luckily, my wife and I are always prepared – and some may say even over prepared. We have never truly had a bad experience, even though we have heard some horror stories from friends, neighbors, and colleagues who run the IEP-gauntlet just as frequently as we do.
We’ve always looked at the IEP experience as more than just a requirement. It’s more than just a duty for parents of kids with special needs. It is an opportunity to advocate. It is one singular moment to be the voice of a child. As a Dad, it is an opportunity for me to both protect her interests, and liberate her through access.
And nothing highlighted this more than our recent IEP for Isabella’s transition from preschool to kindergarten. It’s an awesome sight, the IEP meeting. And I mean awesome in a frightening sense. This time ar...
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