Special Education Resources and Links
How Did You End Restraint or Seclusion of Your Child with Autism
Restraints and seclusion are all too often used as behavior management tools in special education settings. Has your child with autism been restrained or secluded in school? How do you address the problem? What advice would you give other parents coping with this issue?
Web Sites About Public Education and Autism
What are public schools' legal obligations to children with autism? How do different states interpret the law? Can you argue with your district about services? How do you find help? These web sites include information about all these topics and much more.
How to Manage Your Autistic Child's IEP
A community of parents in Chicago created this list of do's and don't for effectively managing your autistic child's IEP. These hints and tips come from collective experience, and are well worth reading.
Special Education School
If you're baffled by all the terminology thrown around in meetings and paperwork regarding your child's special education, these 16 "lessons" will teach you what all those words and acronyms mean. Follow the links and read the articles, then take the quizzes to test your knowledge. Study up!
Preparing the School for Your Child with Autism
Teachers can be great allies in keeping your child with autism safe and successful in school, but you'll need to make sure they have all the knowledge they need to help. Use these suggestions to create a information packet to bring educators up to speed.
Preparing the School for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome
Teachers can be great allies in keeping your child with Asperger syndrome safe and successful in school, but you'll need to make sure they have all the knowledge they need to help. Use these suggestions to create a information packet to bring educators up to speed.
Autism Education - Autism School - What Happens at an IEP Meeting?
What can you expect at an IEP meeting? Find out - and learn much more through links to related articles.
How to Relieve School Anxiety
For some kids, school can be a tense and fearsome place. Children with special needs in particular may have problems understanding what is expected of them; may face painful social exclusion; and may find the work confusing and stressful. These tips may help.
Before You Go to an IEP Meeting - Eight Ways to Get Prepared
IEP meetings can feel like "us against the world" battles. These ideas can help you feel you're well-prepared to take on the school district in your child's best interest.