Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wrightslaw Special Ed Advocate Newsletter "Solving Problems with the School" --Great Info for Special Needs Families and Others

Solving Problems with the School
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In This Issue ...
Circulation: 97,336
ISSN: 1538-320
September 16, 2014
boy and mom togther at schoolAlready finding you are having problems with the school?
As a parent, your goal is to make the school want to help your child and your family.
Effective advocacy tactics and strategies - letter-writing, persuasion, and negotiation can empower parents and make school members of the team respect your position.
Think about what you need to do to start this school year right.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn about power struggles between parents and schools and find advice about how to avoid them. Learn advocacy strategies that help you make good educational decisions for your child.
Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.
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difficult parent school meeting
How NOT to Roar Through School Meetings in a Mack Truck
Advocate Pat Howey discusses trust, expectations, the parental role, and the need to understand different perspectives.
Learn how to keep disagreements from turning into power struggles in Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand?

negotiation process
Learning to Negotiate is Part of the Advocacy Process
Advocate Brice Palmer describes the negotiation process in special education, explains the rules, and offers excellent advice about tactics and techniques.
Learning to Negotiate is Part of the Advocacy Process

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
Resolving Parent-School Disputes
Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, Chapter 14
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parent school meeting
What Parents Should...and Should NOT Do
  • Prepare for meetings
  • Prioritize your child's needs
  • Build good relationships
  • Document issues and concerns more about what What Parents Should... and Should NOT Do by attorney Leslie Margolis.

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