Law

Do I Have to Sign?

Parents are asked to sign paperwork when services begin, when changes are made, and if services end. Let’s not stop there. Parents must sign before any assessments begin. Parents must sign that they attended meetings. Parents sign that they received…Read More

Triennial What?

This word gets thrown around in Special Education. If your child is in special education, you need to know what a triennial evaluation is and what it means for your child. What is a Triennial Evaluation? Every three years a…Read More

Prior Written Notice (PWN)

I was emailed the following question from Melodee: “….I also wonder if you would write something on pwn-prior written notice. When it comes into play, who should initiate, does the parent have to request or should the school automatically provide…Read More

7 Things Parents Should Know Prior to Going to an IEP Meeting

It’s getting to be that time of year again… IEP Season! It is unfortunate, but IEP meetings can bring tremendous anxiety to parents. Some parents stress about these meetings, while others seem very confident and collected. Any discussion, where your…Read More

LRE is more than just good practice, it is law.

When a student is eligible for special education services, the type of services the student will receive is individualized and will depend on the needs of the student and the environment of the school. Schools are required to place the…Read More

Which is better, a 504 Plan or an IEP?

This is a question I often hear in the schools and see in message boards: Which is better a 504 Plan or an IEP? That’ s a hard question to answer, because they both serve different purposes and have their…Read More