Events for Families with Special Needs in MA

Posted by Patricia Manko on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 06:14 PM

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Events in MA for Families with Special Needs

Posted by Patricia Manko on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 04:36 PM

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Planning for Life after Special Education in Massachusetts

Posted by Patricia Manko on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 @ 02:38 PM

Ten Key Takeaways  from “A Full Life Ahead”

Planning for Life after Special Education in Massachusetts

Presented by Pamela Coveney, Disability Law Center, Boston, MA


10 key points

  1. Goals in the IEP should be specific and concrete.
  2. Document everything and be as specific as possible. These specifics can be used to measure your child’s progress toward goals as well as make all parties accountable.
  3. When discussing transitions be sure to focus not only on the academic skills, but the social skills as well.
  4. Your child should be objectively tested in order to obtain an accurate assessment. 
  5. Transition will be based upon assessment of your child’s strengths, interests and challenges.
  6. Be sure to sign and date the application.
  7. Keep records of the supports you are providing for your child.Include the smallest details of support you personally provide which are essential to your child’s well being. This will be very helpful in determining the level of supports required.
  8. You are not required to sign the IEP at the meeting, however do not reject the IEP proposal. Rejecting the IEP will waive your right to receive services. Instead, check the box Accept in Part/Reject in Part as this will keep the process in motion.
  9. Always follow up in writing.
  10. A MUST: Download the Transition Services Online Manual produced by the Disability Law Center. This is a treasure chest of information including templates for letters requesting evaluations and referrals. http://www.dlc-ma.org/_manual/LASE_manual.htm
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Events for Families with Special Needs: February-May 2013

Posted by Patricia Manko on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 01:38 PM

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