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8 steps to a successful IEP meeting

A parents' guide to strategic planning for children on the autism spectrum.

What is an IEP?

Learn the ins and outs of an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

How and why to obtain your child's school records

Get the information that drives school decisions about your child. Find out how to obtain your own copies of your child's school records.

Accommodations, modifications, and alternate assessments: How they affect instruction and assessment

Your child may be eligible for modifications to help him succeed in the classroom - and on standardized tests.

Services Beyond the School Year for Students With IEPs

Some students in special education are eligible for Extended School Year (ESY) services.

It worked: Learning new vocabulary words

A resourceful mom shares her easy technique for helping her daughter master new terms.

Mom turned advocate still honors her roots

Candace Cortiella, a national advocate for kids with learning disabilities, explains how raising her daughter inspired her career goals.

Questions to ask attorneys or advocates about education issues

Are you ready to retain a lawyer to settle an IEP issue with your child's school district? If so, this article and the attached worksheet will walk you through the process.

No Child Left Behind and School Choice Opportunities in Special Education

To benefit from NCLB, parents of kids with learning disabilities must understand key provisions in this federal education law.

NCLD's LD Advocates Guide

Download this practical guide about advocating for students with LD.

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