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.Image of Parent Group
  • 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.

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