If you sit at an IEP table, YOU belong here.
Special Education Parents, Teachers, and Therapists, it's time to simplify IEPs from start to finish.
No matter how many grande lattes you sip, building IEPs and making Special Education decisions can be exhausting. But it doesn't have to be!
I get that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders when you're deciding which classroom is the right fit and what IEP goal needs to be worked on next.
You're overthinking every little note sent between home and school. And no matter what you do, it just doesn't feel like enough.
You've squished into crowded school meeting rooms, over-filled with laptops and IEP papers, surrounded by your IEP team agonizing over IEP decisions.
Remember when you had big hopes and dreams for that IEP document to make a HUGE difference in a child's education? It can!
Maybe you're a Special Needs Parent who stumbled here because you were googling "IEP Advocacy", even though you really don't want to go that route. You're DONE with everything feeling combative. You need the IEP team to see your child's awesomeness, but you just don't know what else to do.
Maybe you're a Special Education Teacher or IEP team member who is "teacher tired" of everything being overcomplicated. All you want to do is serve your students without feeling like you're walking on eggshells. The balancing act of doing what's right and following all of the unspoken district rules keeps you up at night.
No matter what seat you fill at the IEP table, you should NEVER feel like you're in the hot seat! No sweating or shakes. No nervous coughs or sleepless nights.
Nope. You're here and you're done with Special Education taking over your dinner table conversation and blowing up your text messaging threads.
I've been a Special Education Teacher. I am a Special Needs Sibling. For the past 25 years, I've been traveling the country and working for you... the parents and teachers who need their Special Education experience to change.
I've sat at THOUSANDS of IEP meetings and I can promise you one thing, you never have to do Special Education alone again.
I'm so glad you're here.
With Hope & Determination Always,
Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed
Master IEP Coach® Mentorship, Founder
It's time to leave the 1980's version of Special Education in the past.
You know in your gut that things need to be done differently if IEPs are really going to prepare a child for the future.
"Catherine, by far, is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world of Special Education."
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