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A Profile in Advocacy

Read the true story about one mother whose journey in advocacy began with helping her kids with learning disabilities and led to her advocating at the White House.

Getting off to the right start

Ten tips to make sure your child's IEP is ready to go on day one.

Understanding special education laws and rights

A parent's guide to the many layers of special education law.

Implications of High-Stakes Testing for Students With Learning Disabilities

High school exit exams (sometimes called high-stakes tests) pose risks for students with learning disabilities. Find out how to address them in your school district.

Special education FAQ

Learn about the protections offered by special education law.

IDEA 2004 Close Up: The Individualized Education Program (IEP)

If your child is in special education, you'll want to understand how the current Individuals with Disabilities Education Act impacts your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Learn what to do before, during and after an IEP meeting.

A not quite universal truth

A new anthology of essays by mothers of children with autism proves motherhood isn't always what you think.

Special education evaluation: An overview

Learn about the purpose, procedures, and laws for evaluating a child for special education services.

8 steps to a successful IEP meeting

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