The times they are a changin’. . . Or so the song goes!  If you are the parent of a teenager, you know it well.  Everything is changing around you – your child’s physical appearance, voice, attitude, personality.  Change is neither good nor bad.  It is what it is.  It is how we respond to […]

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Video Surveillance

Coming soon to a classroom near you! The Commissioner’s Rules on video surveillance of certain special education settings have been released.  What does this mean for you?  According to the Rules, public school districts, including charter schools, must provide video and audio surveillance in self-contained classrooms or other special education settings upon request by a parent, trustee or […]

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Summer Tips

It’s finally summertime!  The children are excited about the break and the parents are excited about the deadlines being placed on hold until the next school year.  Finally, it’s the time of year that everyone can take a deep breath.  During the next few months, it’s important to use this time wisely to continue to foster growth in […]

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Parents Can Be The Key

As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher.  You are their voice too!  And when it comes to advocating for your child there is nothing you won’t do.  When you attend your child’s ARD meeting, you represent your child’s future and interests.  This meeting is a negotiation.  The biggest pitfall I see happening is parents not fully understanding their […]

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Am I Communicating Effectively?

Have you ever felt like you were saying everything and getting nowhere? Do you sometimes get overwhelmed with acronyms and school speech? Or have you ever felt like you were backed into a corner?  Communicating effectively with school professionals is very important.  You are your child’s voice!  Your opinions are important.  You do not have to agree with everything […]

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