ONLINE CLASS: IEP Advocacy for Parents & Providers
Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

ONLINE CLASS: IEP Advocacy for Parents & Providers

Regular price $47.00

Perfect class for Special Needs Parents & Providers who want to LEARN HOW TO BUILD a BETTER IEP and HOW to Get the GOALS CHILDREN REALLY NEED

Dear Special Needs Parents and Providers,

You know the IEP process can be overwhelming, but you also know that YOU can be the BEST advocate at the table. If you are a parent, you need to be able to speak with confidence and know exactly what you are asking for at the IEP table. If you are a private provider (speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, BCBA) you need to know how to support your clients both at the IEP table, even if you're not sitting there with them. 

For the past 21 years I've been advocating for ALL children to have access to a meaningful education that not only prepares a child for the future, but an education that "makes sense".  I became a Special Education Teacher after being inspired by my brother with Down syndrome, but I left the classroom after being inspired by YOU, the parent and the professionals on the "outside" that needed to figure out how to get what they needed from the system.

You need to know not only WHAT to ask for in the IEP process, but you need to know HOW to ask and WHEN to ask... we are going to accomplish all of that in this online interactive class.  
A child's IEP is NOT just about the GOALS. It's about the goals and everything that surrounds the goals to help a child be successful EVERYDAY.  When you learn how to build an IEP and put these strategies into motion, you will be able to avoid unnecessary conflict and start to see results that you've only heard about in other districts. 
In this online class, I'll teach you how to prioritize when it comes to IEP goals and show you real IEP examples from my own clients.  There are so many details that can be put into an IEP, even if the team has said no in the past.

Once you register for this class, you get to keep this class forever and use it as much as you need to when it's IEP time. Class will take happen LIVE on April 4th ONLINE, but everything is RECORDED, you don't have to attend live to be part of the class. 

I can't wait to see you in class! 

With Hope & Determination Always,

Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

IEP Advocacy for Parents & Providers: 

During this class, You Will Learn:

  • 10 Things You MUST ask for in the IEP

  • How to Pick IEP Goals that Make Sense 

  • Strategies to Get More with Less Conflict

  • What to Do When the Team Says No

  • How to Collaborate Outside Therapy Goals with School Goals

  • How to Observe in the Classroom Effectively as an "Outsider"

  • Medical vs Educational Diagnosis and How it Effects the IEP

When you register you will also receive:

  • Bonus Q&A Video: 20 Bonus minutes of answers to most asked questions. 

  • Advocacy Letters & Emails that you can customize! These are the same letters and emails I've been using for 20 years, with my private IEP clients, they work!

WHO Should Take This Class:

  • Parents & Private Providers who need to build their advocacy skills and relieve anxiety about what to ask for in the IEP.
  • Parents & Private Providers who are confident in advocating for their child, but need to know what to ask for.
  • Parents who have an advocate, but want to sharpen their knowledge and skill so they can make the best use of their advocate's time.
  • Parents who do not have the resources to have a full time advocate or to leave the house and attend workshops in their community.
  Your Advocate: Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed has been a special education advocate for 20 years. After experiencing the broken system from the inside as a special education teacher, Catherine started working for YOU and never looked back.  She has a sibling with Down syndrome and understands both the short and long term needs for your child from all points of view. Note: You can watch this class from ANYWHERE, on your computer, tablet or phone.



What Parents are Saying:

"Thank you for everything you've done. From writing the emails (as my brain was fried), to suggesting questions to be asked at meetings, to words of encouragement. You truly have a gift and passion for our students with special needs. Some days it's hard enough just to get through the day, let alone worry about school, IEP meetings and placements." -Malinda, IL (Middle School Mom) 

"I took notes on what to ask and what should be in my son's IEP.  The meeting went well and we covered all his educational needs. I made sure to let them know that my child is a runner when he sees an open door. He now has an aide while in school and while on the bus. Thank you for all your help." Krys, NM (Kindergarten Mom) 

"Had a great talk with Catherine Whitcher regarding Emma's IEP. If you are ever looking for help, please reach out to her. So glad I am starting with her early in this process. She has really great ideas to help Emma as she progresses through school. We have been very pleased with Emma's education, but wanted to make sure we were crossing all the t's and dotting all the i's. Feeling much more calm about the future." Tricia, AK (Elementary School Mom) 

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