Friday, July 11

IEP in your alphabet soup

Families of children with special needs face labyrinthine bureaucratic challenges that would strike terror into the hearts of most gen-ed parents; the process by which a child is evaluated and identified for an IEP (individualized education plan) can be overwhelming and intimidating, not to mention totally confusing to those unfamiliar with edu-jargon and bureau-speak.

Fortunately, a young blog focused on special-needs students and families offers some enlightenment; check out this post for information and leads to other links, as well as our guide to navigating the special-ed universe. And to connect with other city parents dealing with similar challenges, try our parent-moderated forum -- there's lots to learn.

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