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Teaching Real Life Functional Skills

By Guest Author Mary Schuh Close your eyes for a moment and think about the most important skills you use to navigate through your day. What comes to mind? Is it the way you neatly make your bed? Cross the street? Provide the correct change when you purchase your morning coffee? Answer "yes" or "no" to basic questions asked of you? Or perhaps getting yourself dressed or using the microwave to heat up your lunch? I'm doubtful these are theRead more
By Emily A. Nusbaum, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Julie Maier, San Francisco State University, and Jeanne M. Rodriguez, California State University, East Bay Note: This article has been adapted from its original version. The design and implementation of an effective and meaningful educational program depends on which lens team members use to a view a student. If a deficit lens is used, the team will likely design a program and goals that limit a student's learning opportunities, accessRead more

Writing an Inclusive Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

By Guest Authors: Christi Kasa and Julie Causton-Theoharis The development of the IEP is a critical step that a student's team takes to communicate goals and share strategies that will support the student to reach those goals. Careful planning of the IEP meeting is essential when designing the services needed to support the child successfully. The team should take time when planning for the IEP to listen and learn from each other. When the team is focused on planning forRead more

A New Generation is Ready to Lead

Editorial Column from Guest Author Michael Bailey PEAK Parent Center has, for a generation, empowered families to participate fully in special education advocacy. The lessons of family integration and full inclusion have not been lost on the children who have benefited from the advocacy of those families. A new generation of people with disability pride and high expectations is the result. "Nothing about us without us," is far more to these young people than just a slogan. It is aRead more

High School Inclusion is Easier!

By Guest Author: Christi Kasa "Inclusion is too hard in high school." "We can include him now, but it will become too difficult in high school." Many involved in inclusive education share ideas such as these when thinking about how inclusion will proceed as students with disabilities enter high school. As a high school inclusion facilitator, researcher, and educational consultant, I have found that when designing successful inclusion for students with disabilities, it is actually easier to implement inclusive practicesRead more
Publisher: 
PEAK Parent Center
Published: 
Mar 2012

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) process can sometimes feel like a daunting and overwhelming process.

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