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Children do not come with instructions, nor are they one-size-fits-all, teaching a child with unique abilities or challenges can really tax our brain. You should know that help is available. You don't have to go it alone. The best part is the internet provides a wealth of information to assist you in meeting those challenges that come with teaching "the child with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and sensory integration issues."

    • Ten Common Mistakes Parents Make During the IEP Meetingby Matt Foley, M.Ed and DeAnn Hyatt Foley, M.Ed., Ages: 18+It can be very intimidating to sit at a table with several educators and professionals. Professionals/Educators do bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to the table. Although most parents do not have a background or degree in education, they have a great deal of knowledge and experience regarding their child. Parents are experts in their own right; they also provide historical information and the big picture from year to year. They know what works and does not work with their child and can be a great asset to the IEP team.Subjects: article, resource, IEP, parent, advocate, informed, involved, intimidating, educators, professionals, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Disability Disorder, trainingLocation: Nationwide

    • Dealing With Asperger’s Syndromeby Dee Braun Ages: 18+Asperger's Syndrome was first identified in 1944, but was only officially recognized as a diagnostic category in the DSM IV in 1994. As a result, many children were misdiagnosed over the years as ADD/HD, Autistic, OCD or even schizophrenic. Aspergers Syndrome may also be referred to as High Functioning Autism (HFA), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD - NOS), Atypical PDD or even Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD).Subjects: resource, special challenges, diagnostic errors, neurobiological disorder, nonverbal behaviors, patterns of behavior, social skills, herbal remedy, homeopathic

    • Special Educationby California Department of Education Ages: 18+Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills. Subjects: support, issues, policies, handicap, disability

    • Top 5 Natural Remedies for ADHD + Key Lifestyle Changesby Dr. Axe Ages: 18+Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness and excessive energy. Individuals with ADHD symptoms not only have a challenge in concentrating, but have a challenge sitting still. Those with ADHD are typically more disruptive than individuals with ADD. Subjects: resource, natural remedies, genetic link, environmental factors, dietary concerns, food allergies, kinesthetic, symptoms, prescription medications, Supplements, Essential Oils, concentration, Tryptophan

    • Home Solutions to Cope with Sensory Processing Issues and Sensitivities Ages: 18+It's hard to show sensitivity for things you can't see. It can also be difficult enough "just" to open up about your struggles. It's often even more difficult to ask for what you need, lest you feel like a burden or demanding to family and loved ones. These are huge obstacles to the critical task of building community and support, particularly for people with disabilities.Subjects: resource, sensory processing, hypersensitivity, senses, Sensory Modulation Disorder, Migraines, Anxiety, olfaction, air conditioning, air filters

    • A Guide to the Individualized Education Programby U.S. Department of Education Ages: 18+The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Subjects: special needs, IEP, IDEA, children, youth, public school, advocate, disability, federal program

    • 9 Beneficial Home Remedies For Autismby Organic Facts Ages: 18+Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a long-term disability, which can manifest differently based upon 'where an individual sits' on the continuum of ASD. Persons with autism can have trouble interpreting social cues or manners of speaking (e.g. those that are idiomatic or abstract). Many persons with ASD are high-functioning, intelligent people.Subjects: resource, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), neurodevelopmental, communication difficulties, environmental factors, treatment, probiotics

    • IEP Issues - Prior Written Notice Ages: 18+One easy and effective strategy available to parents who disagree with a school about special education for their child is to request that the school (or school district) notify the parents in writing of all proposed changes in, or refusals to change, their child's special educational program. IDEA regulations (34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.503) require a school to give parents written notice a reasonable time before it acts regarding their child's identification, evaluation or educational placement. Though required, prior written notice is rarely given unless parents request it. Subjects: effective strategy, special education, IDEA regulations, must includes, safeguards, communication

    • Sensory Processing Issues: Strategies You Can Try at Homeby The Understood Team Ages: 18+When your child has sensory processing issues, it can affect every part of his life-and yours. But there are ways you can help your child cope. Here are strategies that may help with different kinds of sensory experiences.Subjects: resource, noise sensitivity, tactile sensitivity, clothing, games, crafts, tools, diet, recipesLocation: Nationwide

    • Special Education Rights - Independent Educational Evaluations What? How? Why? Who Pays?by Wayne Steedman, Esq. Ages: 18+Parents and school officials are often confused about what an independent educational evaluation (IEE) is and how the evaluation should be used. This article addresses the right to an IEE, what constitutes an IEE, the value of an IEE, what the law requires of school districts, who is financially responsible for an IEE, and who can conduct an IEE.Subjects: resource, parents, IDEA in 2004, decision-making, criteria, financial, due process hearing, tools, evaluation

    • Special Education Advocate - Legalby Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright.  Ages: 18+In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn that a reading assessment is the first step in identifying your child's problems and developing solutions so she can improve her reading. Find out about reading skills and what tests are used to measure these skills. Subjects: Advocacy Libraries, Law Libraries

    • Preparing for a Disaster with Your Special Needs Child in Mindby Carmen Ages: 12+Your child is sleeping peacefully after a long battle of the wills, and the last thing you want is to wake him for what might be a false alarm but... there is a tornado, or an earthquake or fire, or perhaps an evacuation. For any parent this is hard, but for a parent of a child with special needs, it makes it especially important to be prepared in advance to make sure things go smoothly.Subjects: article, resource, supplies, routine, event, education, preparation, disaster, emergency, special needs, evacuation, essentialsLocation: Nationwide

    • Rental Housing Rights for Disabled Tenants Ages: 18+Under federal law, disabled tenants and prospective tenants with a disability have the right to apply for and live in a rental unit regardless of their impairment. When a landlord rejects disabled tenants based on the use of a discriminatory housing practice, they have violated the law. A landlord may not exclude an applicant because of fear or speculation that the mentally ill person poses a danger. Subjects: resource, know your rights, federal law, housing, disabilities, recovery, drug addiction, impairment, medical records, tenants, mental illness, reasonable accommodationsLocation: Nationwide