Volume 2| October 2020
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"I’m going into my first IEP meeting with my sixth-grade son… without getting into his specific disability, do you have any general advice about effective goal-setting..?"

You have questions, we have experts! We know this is a stressful time, and clarity and answers are hard to come by... that's precisely why we're putting the collective wisdom and experience of our incredible advisory committee at your fingertips. Whether you're a parent, a student, an educator, administrator, advocate or friend, we'll take the time to share our knowledge and connect you with free resources. Click on the button below and give it a try!
Upcoming Events
Please join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm for another free webinar:

Guest expert Faith Paradis will offer insights and answers to enlighten families and educators alike.

Service Spotlight:
Parent Support Network of RI
PSN-RI is a group of parents, family members, transition age youth, and adults with behavioral health lived experience who are committed to supporting and assisting peers and working with statewide and national partners to empower children, youth, families and individuals through dynamic supports, education, and advocacy to prevent abuse and neglect and progress towards universal health, wellness, and recovery. 

Trending: COVID & the Least Restrictive Environment
How Does the LRE Translate in the New Normal..?
At the outset of the pandemic, the United States Department of Education advised that LEA’s “must make every effort to provide special education and related services to the child in accordance with the child’s individualized education program (IEP) or, for students entitled to FAPE under Section 504, consistent with a plan developed to meet the requirements of Section 504.” The Department did allow, however, that there “may be exceptional circumstances that could affect how a particular service is provided.” One could plausibly argue that we have experienced nothing but exceptional circumstances since that March 12 guidance came out...