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Mistakes to Avoid

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Circulation: 93,851
ISSN: 1538-320
February 4, 2014

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advocate studiesIt is logical for a parent to step into the role of special education project manager for your child.

Learn the skills, information, and attitude you need to advocate successfully.

Organize! Plan! Focus your energy!

Effective advocacy comes from research, planning, and preparation.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find out how to acquire information, attack obstacles, and learn the skills you need to be an effective advocate for your child. Caution! Learn how to avoid mistakes.

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Tips & Tricks for Getting Effective IEPs

Ten things that have helped me get a program to meet my children’s needs.

1.  Knowledge is power. I learned as much as I could about the law.  Use your knowledge to even the playing field with the school.

2. Prepare for ...


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10 Tips for Good Advocates

Learn how to polish the art of negotiation to a fine finish.

Indiana Advocate Pat Howey says there are more ways to obtain positive results than to roar through IEP meetings in a Mack Truck.

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Mistakes Advocates Make

Because the non-lawyer advocate plays an extremely important role in the special education process, advocates must be mindful of the power of their role and the trust parents place in them.

Learn some of the common Mistakes Advocates Make by Massachusetts parent attorney Bob Crabtree.

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Your State Advisory Panel: A Powerful Tool

You need to think about becoming a member of your State Advisory Panel, a powerful tool in IDEA 2004 that is often overlooked.

Does special education in your community or state need to be strengthened or improved? See Section 1412(a)(21) of IDEA (Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, page 82).


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