Transform Your Perspective with Jillian Benfield (Ep 101)

 

"Parenting a child with a disability is the hardest thing that I've ever done AND it is also the greatest joy of my life." Lean in and listen as Jillian Benfield describes how changing her perspective and her language helps advocate for the needs of her son with Down Syndrome. Jillian's...

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Meet Catherine's Brother, Robert! (Ep 100)

 

Meet my brother, Robert! He's 44, has Down syndrome, and surprised me with the sweetest words at the end of this episode. Find out what he loved about high school and who is a better golfer, me or him!

Want to know the 12 questions I would ask if I was sitting at the IEP for my brother?...

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I Understand It's Hard, But It's Not Optional!

I understand that following an IEP is difficult, but it's not optional.

If you're a struggling teacher, who can't implement the IEP in your current situation, you need to ask for help.

The IEP is a binding document that provides an appropriate education for a child per the law, it's not a...

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You Don't Have to Be Combative at the IEP Table
"You don't have to be combative at the IEP table" and our Master IEP Coach® Community is "like a sisterhood or sorority and you can't put a price on that".
 
In our uncertain times in education, it's more important that ever for Special Needs Parents and Special Education Teachers to...
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3 IEP Goal Writing Steps for Every Parent and Teacher

IEP goals are NOT for keeping up with the other kids or meeting random curriculum standards.

Special Needs Parents and Special Education Teachers can take these 3 quick IEP steps to change IEP goals (for the better!) forever.

More Help: www.specialedinnercircle.com
Become a Master IEP Coach®...

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Critical IEP Decisions for Remote Learning

IEP teams are struggling through remote learning decisions, but you absolutely can avoid IEP devastation.

There are 5 Mistakes you must avoid as a Special Needs Parent or Special Education Teacher when making IEP Remote Learning Decisions.

Together, I'll walk you through these 5 mistakes and what...

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IEP Meetings are NOT Dumping Grounds for Complaints

Your IEP meeting has an extraordinary amount of collective knowledge at the table. Let's not waste time by dumping all of our complaints into the middle to start sorting.

Instead, take these 3 steps and experience an extremely productive IEP meeting that yields results for your child/student.

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Student Safety in Special Ed - There's section in the IEP for Training!

One of the most unknown sections of the IEP is a box that is titled something like "Training for Personnel". Did you know this can include parents?
Did you know this can include safety and behavior training?

Listen to the latest episode of the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast to get ideas on...

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Summer Priorities to Avoid Fall IEP Chaos

Trust me. These 3 steps can make a HUGE impact for special needs parents and special education teachers looking to avoid chaos when we return to school in the Fall.

Finish all 3 step in under 30 minutes and sleep better at night knowing that you've made progress towards creating the best school...

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PODCAST: n2y is Changing Special Education for Teachers, Parents & Students!

 

Special Education Teachers & Parents, This is EXCITING! Lean in and listen all about what N2Y is creating to help you navigate the IEP process with ease!

 Worried about meeting education standards in the IEP?

 Concerned about IEP compliance?

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Never Underestimate My Brother

Proud sister moment! My brother is 42 and has Down syndrome. He didn't grow up with iPhones and social media (just like most of us), but he figures it out! My mom snapped this pic of him video chatting through FB Messenger with his friend from Special Olympic Figure Skating. She also has Down...
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PODCAST: Crisis Schooling in Special Education - Less is MORE

Should we really be following our state recommended "distance learning" minutes? Probably not.

Our reality in our special needs community is that we don't take breaks from learning in the same way as others. 

Our "recommended minutes" for learning will never be less because we are always...

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