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Special Needs

Children do not come with instructions, nor are they one-size-fits-all, teaching a child with unique abilities or challenges can really tax our brain. You should know that help is available. You don't have to go it alone. The best part is the internet provides a wealth of information to assist you in meeting those challenges that come with teaching "the child with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and sensory integration issues."

    • Special Educationby California Department of Education Ages: 18+Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills. Subjects: support, issues, policies, handicap, disability

    • Ten Common Mistakes Parents Make During the IEP Meetingby Matt Foley, M.Ed and DeAnn Hyatt Foley, M.Ed., Ages: 18+It can be very intimidating to sit at a table with several educators and professionals. Professionals/Educators do bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to the table. Although most parents do not have a background or degree in education, they have a great deal of knowledge and experience regarding their child. Parents are experts in their own right; they also provide historical information and the big picture from year to year. They know what works and does not work with their child and can be a great asset to the IEP team.Subjects: article, resource, IEP, parent, advocate, informed, involved, intimidating, educators, professionals, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Disability Disorder, trainingLocation: Nationwide

    • Teaching Jeremiah, A Journey into the Mind of an Asperger's Childby Tara Ages: 18+I am a home schooling mommy of four children 13 and under and happily married to my best friend for the last eighteen years. Our youngest son Jeremiah was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2006 and his diagnosis changed to Autism in 2010. This blog has been created to document the home schooling challenges and rewards of teaching Jeremiah. We use cards that have pictures of a dentist, eating dinner, visiting grandma, speech therapy, going to the park, taking medicine, getting dressed, taking a bath, brushing teeth, going to bed, and more.Subjects: resource, visual, schedules, picture cards, chore charts, blog, crafts, activities, typical days, special challenges

    • Drug Free Treatmentby Attention & Achievement Center Ages: 18+We are a premier provider of scientifically proven drug free techniques for child ADD/ADHD, Learning and Mood Disorders, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Cognitive skills are high level functions carried out by the human brain, such as comprehension, auditory processing, attention & information processing, and problem solving. Subjects: resource, ADD, ADHD, auditory, learning, solutions, dyslexia, learning disorders, autism spectrumLocation: Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, San Mateo, San Jose, and Campbell, California

    • A Guide to the Individualized Education Programby U.S. Department of Education Ages: 18+The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Subjects: special needs, IEP, IDEA, children, youth, public school, advocate, disability, federal program

    • SELPA Documentsby Imperical County Office of Education Ages: 18+Imperial County SELPA, has implemented an IEP development application, called SEIS, a web based solution program that allows the state to compile a more accurate database. Every school district is required to provide a full continuum of placement options for students with identified disabilities, who are receiving special education services.Subjects: resource, services, goals, objectives, IEP Forms, education, procedures manual, documentation, timelineLocation: Imperial County California

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    • Special Education Rights - Independent Educational Evaluations What How Why Who Pays by Wayne Steedman, Esq. - Wrightslaw

    • School and Daycare Ages: 18+FREE links and information on schools, preschools and daycare centers in all 50 states and Canada too...Subjects: preschool, listing, daycare, schools, 50 states

    • Preparing for a Disaster with Your Special Needs Child in Mindby Carmen Ages: 12+Your child is sleeping peacefully after a long battle of the wills, and the last thing you want is to wake him for what might be a false alarm but... there is a tornado, or an earthquake or fire, or perhaps an evacuation. For any parent this is hard, but for a parent of a child with special needs, it makes it especially important to be prepared in advance to make sure things go smoothly.Subjects: article, resource, supplies, routine, event, education, preparation, disaster, emergency, special needs, evacuation, essentialsLocation: Nationwide

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    • Military School Ages: 15+Military schools (which can also be known as private schools, boarding school) are a traditional and well reputed part of America's education system, and an excellent gateway to get military jobs. Military schools and military academies are typically privately owned and operated prep schools modelled after the United States military based colleges and universities, such as West Point. Nowadays, a military school is both a popular and selective alternative to ordinary schooling.Subjects: resource, military, school, education, career, choices, jobs, teens, young men, cadet