This website, Step Up for Students, provides two options for parents: low-income or special needs. These two options should be considered when you are looking for alternative education plans for your special needs child. The first choice most often is for the use of Mackay Scholarship. Mackay is based on the student having an IEP … Continue reading Step Up For Students Scholarship
Calm down! Do not make this mistake. Do not file for intent to use the Mckay scholarship until you have completed your IEP re-evaluation and or end of year review where you can make sure all the lists of services and accommodations are on the IEP. McKay Scholarship is provided by the Florida Department of … Continue reading WAIT! do not file intent with Mckay
When you first realize that your child is struggling to develop at the same level as other children their age, you begin the early intervention process. Little did you know that you would have to learn a new language: acronyms. Below is a list of acronyms that I have learned over the years working through … Continue reading IEP, PBIB, ABA, OT, SLP… What does all this mean?
There is a saying in education. OH, are you one of those public school teachers that puts their kid in private school?! Truth is.... Absolutely, I would and I did. I am a public school teacher that will put her children in any school or program that meets their needs. Yes, I have placed my son … Continue reading Teacher Truth, Mom Truth
Dear Parents with Children with Autism, I am writing you to reassure all parents out there that anything is possible for our children. It will be easy for doubt and uncertainty to run and rule your thoughts but stay strong. Parents must keep fighting for their child(ren) and for the proper care necessary. Please … Continue reading HOPE
In the beginning of the year, we apply for the August start of the new school year. We are planning eight months out! So, as a mom of two this is actually my first time going through this process because my oldest had an IEP. Because we were already in the preschool system with an … Continue reading It’s time for VPK!
Happy New Year! Now, that 2018 has begun now is a great time to start researching and applying for grants for your child with autism or other diagnosis. We want more money, more services and better care for our children with autism in 2018! I have researched the following grants and foundations. Some I did … Continue reading Grant Money Opportunities