Parents Helping Parents
ADVICE FROM PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
- We are the first and most important people to advocate for our child.
- Take things step-by-step and celebrate your successes.
- It’s important to set a goal and work toward that goal in your communications with teachers and other staff.
- Pay more attention to IEP’s. Include child!
- The local diploma still exists.
- Look into job experience and volunteer opportunities NOW!
- Put everything in writing.
- I learned that I need to be less negative and defensive when approaching the CSE.
- Be more proactive with talking with Teachers.
- Don’t be afraid to start early, to make sure all is properly in place, to address high school transition options.
- Knowledge is power.
- Write thank you notes when a meeting goes well. It’s always nice to hear about the good stuff school districts do.