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Sandy Fields

Sandy Fields is a parent of a child with severe disabilities, and assisting families has been a lifelong passion. She has worked as a professional special education advocate for a federally funded parent training and information center for over 18 years and was a parent support volunteer for several years prior. She has served on several boards of directors for disability organizations, on state committees, as a local long-term care ombudsman, has founded a parent information group, and has helped to establish a recreational horseback riding program in her local area. Sandy has broad knowledge of special education rules and disability regulations as well as a wide variety of general parenting, autism, and other disability-related resources. She holds a BS in psychology from Indiana University and regularly engages in ongoing professional development activities to better support parents of children with all types of disabilities.

12 Easy Steps to Creating the Most Comprehensive IEP

12 Easy Steps to Creating the Most Comprehensive IEP https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/easy-steps-to-comprehensive-iep/

It’s that time of year. Your daughter comes home from school and flings her backpack at you. “Teacher says to tell you there’s a paper in there for you.” Instantly your palms start sweating, your heart starts pounding, and you feel like you want to throw up. You know what’s inside without even looking. It’s […]

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Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan

Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/creating-the-best-emergency-plan/

It’s a sad fact that school shootings have become quite common. 2018 is already on track to be a deadlier year than 2017. Last year 25 students or teachers were killed in school shootings. So far, in 2018, there has been a 63% increase in deaths from school shootings. As a result, most schools now […]

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Easy Ways You Can Create a Comprehensive IEP/504 Plan Home File

Easy Ways You Can Create a Comprehensive IEP/504 Plan Home File https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-create-plan-file/

By now you (and your child) are probably breathing a sigh of relief that you made it through another school year. Most likely the last thing you want to do right now is to think about the next school year. That’s perfectly understandable. It’s okay to allow some time to decompress and forget about it […]

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