Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed — parent input

IEP Parent Input Statement NEEDED

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IEP Parent Input Statement NEEDED

Learn How to Create Your Parent Input Statement in a Private Group with Me HERE!   Special Education Parents and Teachers... We simply can't know where we are going with confidence if we don't start using the Parent Input statement effectively. As a former special education teacher, I know first hand that this section is often glanced over. Yes, it's filled out. Yes, parent concerns are summarized. However, it's definitely not given the time and attention it needs considering what a critical change it can make in the IEP process. Being a special needs sibling I watched my mom struggle...

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Critical IEP Parent Input Statements

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Critical IEP Parent Input Statements

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Can and cannot 

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Have you been told what you child can and cannot due because of the disability? Ugh! If you've met one child with Down syndrome...you've met ONE child with Down syndrome! If you've met one child with Autism...you've met ONE child with Autism! Do not let your child's school team design an IEP around your child's disability and what the team "knows" about your child because of their disability. One of the best places you can make your voice heard is in the parent input section of the IEP.  EVERY IEP has a place for parents to put their concerns about...

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IEP ACTION STEP: PARENT INPUT 

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   Every IEP, no matter what state you are in, needs to include a parent input statement. Take out your child's IEP and find the parent input section. Read it over… Is that really what you said? Is your parent input statement driving your child's education? Your parent input statement needs to ensure that your child is prepared for further education, independent living, and employment. You are the expert of your child and this is where you show your expertise. Do not let the section simply state your few concerns you have about academics and how you want your child...

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