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49. Transition, the Natural Progression Toward Independence

The transition process does not just happen the last year of school, I believe it begins at birth. It is what we as parents naturally do when teaching our children to take care of themselves, and that learning process continues … Continue reading

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39. Understanding Chain of Command, Structure and Written Policy

Often parents will experience frustration because they have identified a problem, carefully documented the course of events, and then failed to achieve resolution because they sought enforcement from the wrong person or agencies. It is important understand what policies or … Continue reading

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37. Feeling the Power of Knowledge

Self-advocacy and self-empowerment begin once we start to acquire information.  What happens when finally we find the information lifeline and the light bulb of understanding becomes lit?  I have shared, previously, the frustration I felt when I did not have access … Continue reading

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36. The Instant Gratification of Information

With the access to the World Wide Web and all the information that comes with it one would think that parents would be able to find what they need.  It is interesting to note the contrast coming from the perspective … Continue reading

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35. Times For Advocacy

There are times during a school year that parents need to recognize as times where advocacy efforts are the least effective.  Consequently there are times that efforts should be increased.  Understanding this can lessen stress and increase effectiveness. Trying to accomplish … Continue reading

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34 Parents Have Impact at the Local Level!

Where does a parents’ voice for change have the greatest impact?  Washington?  No.  The State Capital?  No.  The answer lies in the community in which you live.  The local elected officials that represent you is the answer, your local school … Continue reading

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31. Paying It Forward …

Paying it forward…. “I do not pretend to give such a deed; I only lend it to you.  When you meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to … Continue reading

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