Navigating the school years, parents of students diagnosed with disabilities need to learn a great deal about special education. They learn about IDEA law, IEPs, self contained classrooms, pull out services, inclusion, therapies, classroom accommodations and modifications, socialization skills and communication, and possibly about functional behavior analysis and behavior intervention plans. The “to do” list of services can seem overwhelming.
During this time of your child’s life, it is crucial for you to stay informed. If you don’t understand something, don't be afraid to ask questions. You are your child’s best advocate!
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