How to Get an IEP Assessment

Your Right to an Assessment Federal law (the “IDEA”) gives parents a right to a school IEP evaluation.  That right did not change during COVID.  Even if your child is in distance learning 100% of the time, they still have a right to be assessed if they have (or may have) a disability.  When the […]

Don’t Let Your School Get Away with Denying an Evaluation to Your Child

Don’t  Let  Your School Deny Your Child An Evaluation Why Get an Evaluation Getting an evaluation is the first step in getting an IEP (an Individual Education Plan).   You can not get an IEP without an evaluation.  While you don’t need an evaluation to get a 504 Plan, you do need one to be eligible […]

Can that IQ be Right? Autism and IQ

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Can This IQ Be Right?  Autism and IQ More and more often I am advocating for children on the autism spectrum who are achieving at or above grade level, but whose IQ scores show them to have below average or even cognitively impaired. The IQ score is supposed to represent a person’s ability to learn, […]

If You Think Your Child Has a Learning Disability . . .

IF you suspect your child has a learning disability, do these 5 Things I am a mother and a special-education advocate, and I have dyslexia. Many parents have confided in me that they had a “hunch” that something was not right with their child. More often than not, a parent’s hunch turns out to be […]