September 2018 | Final Edition

Although this is our final edition of  School House News , we here at The Arc of Aurora know that special education topics are very important.  Therefore, we invite you to keep in touch by following us on  Facebook  and receive our other e-newsletters,  THINKing+change  and  News You Can Use .   If you would like to receive these other communications,  click here to sign up.
Happy fall!
What Kind of IEP Meeting is this, Anyway?
Contributed by Jeff Fernengel, Advocate
Have you ever been invited to an IEP meeting and wanted to know more about the different types of those meetings? Well, the good news is that there are only three types of IEP meetings: Initial, Annual, and Re-Evaluation.
Your IEP Team Line-Up: An Essential Feature to a Quality IEP
Contributed by Hanni Raley, Assistant Executive Director
Is the process of scheduling and attending your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting overwhelming?  Are you often confused by that process and the vocabulary?  Is, frankly, the best part of the IEP process when the meeting is over and you get to leave?   Well, you are not alone! 
I hope everyone had a fun summer! Now that school is back in session, you may find yourself shifting gears, preparing to ensure your kiddo has a successful school year. While IEP meetings often focus primarily on academics, specials and extracurricular activities can also be accommodated and/or modified in the IEP.

Erica Dennison, Special Projects' Manager
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