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vacekd1001 January 15, 2009


 Hi i, In one of my groups someone needs to know how to start the process of getting a 504 plan or an IEP.   Her...

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sharie001 January 15, 2009


How to request the district to evaluate (not screen) your child... sample letter and more http://community.greatschools.net/...

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healthy11 January 15, 2009


I want to comment that a person who has physical disabilities alone may not need to go through a comprehensive evaluation... More »

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dhfl143 January 13, 2009


In her home town paper this contestant is speculated to be among the top 50.  And she has dyslexia.  Her name is Kendall Beard. ...

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2kidss January 15, 2009


Thanks dhfl Wouldnt it be great if she won?? My dd is watching idol this year and it could be an inspiration... More »

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jlmw62 January 9, 2009


Tonight before our sons basketball game he was told by the coach that he will be ineligible to play basketball next week because of a failing...

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vacekd1001 January 14, 2009


When you go to the IEP have all the accommodations you want in writing and make sure it is all on the IEP before you sign.... More »

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sharie001 January 14, 2009


I have mixed feelings on what vacekd1001 said regarding extended time; while I believe that he should be granted extended... More »

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mslovies January 14, 2009


How can I search for the top rated elementry schools for Autism Support

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healthy11 January 14, 2009


Unfortunately, Greatschools doesn't have any ratings of special education programs. I have a child with LDs, and I know... More »

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itsme_jj December 18, 2008


My son was diagnosed with ADD at age 5 and used to have an IEP in elementary school, where the teacher had to make sure he knew what all...

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willye January 12, 2009


sounds like me ist you need to call an emergancy ppt and wave you 5 day parent leeter of notification that should get... More »

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sld123 January 14, 2009


request an evaluation http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IEP_guide/links

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healthy11 January 14, 2009


OGTOC just announced that the State of Idaho has selected their Teacher of the Year, Robin Sly. It states,"This teacher of 11 years...

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healthy11 January 14, 2009


One never knows who they'll inspire...We went out to lunch over the weekend, and our waitress mentioned having JUST graduated... More »

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dhfl143 January 14, 2009


Good for you healthy11. Take advantage of those opportunities to inspire and play it forward. Tell her to post here... More »

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dhfl143 January 12, 2009


I came across this round about through another site.  It is a pdf located right here at Great Schools, and it was poignant enough, I thought...

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dhfl143 January 13, 2009


Janette -- You have no idea how I can relate to your comments. If nothing else, sometimes it helps to know... More »

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sharie001 January 13, 2009


I got soo tired of hearing that my child lacked motivation, etc., and If I do it for him then what do I tell the rest... More »

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mamame November 22, 2008


Does anyone know anything about the special ed programs for preschoolers at these two schools: Burbank Elemetary in North Hollywood...

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MagnetMom November 30, 2008


bellajuliette, Thanks for the information on Peachhead. I've heard the name before, but never knew where people... More »

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momintervent January 13, 2009


Maybe you already know this, but preschool intensive is 5 days a week, 4 hours a day (i think). The preschool mix classes... More »

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dhfl143 January 13, 2009


Want to help someone else to appreciate what it is like to have dyslexia.  Here is one person's experience:

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viviandozier October 20, 2008


My bio- son recently asked me why his step-brother doesn’t get in trouble for bringing home bad grades.   In my bio-son’s...

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viviandozier November 11, 2008


hayamufleh: Jealousy is a big part of what we deal with. My step-son has accused his father of loving my bio-son... More »

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TeacherParent January 13, 2009


My father used to say - from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs. I'm not sure what famous... More »


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