In April, my article The IEP Process: 5 Tips for Success was the first of a four-part series supporting parents and sharing tips for empowerment. This article was met with great interest, as parents often ask questions of the special education process such as “What does this mean?”, “What do I do when…?”, and “I’m

in Education and Classroom by Laurie Wellner, EdD

Collaboration between school representatives and parents is the foremost approach to accurate educational planning for children with special needs. This process rests primarily on the principle that parental participation is mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). All parents can and should contribute meaningfully to their child’s education; as such involvement is integral

in Education and Classroom by Laurie Wellner, EdD