Let’s talk IEPs! IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan. IEPs were first introduced so that kids with disabilities could attend public school, a right that was legally recognized by the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) in 1975.
I was diagnosed with ASD when I was 18. Before that and for most of my childhood, I thought I just had ADHD and a mild receptive and expressive language disorder. For many years, I knew something was different about me, but didn’t know what.
We’re extremely excited about this new series “Love, Emily” focusing on content created by our very own and very much loved Emily Stekardis. She was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder five years ago and wants t to share her voice with you. She will offer some different perspectives that will open our minds and fill our hearts.
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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES LEFT BEHIND AMIDST PANDEMIC
Children with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education
LEXINGTON, KY, September 3, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Education recently stated that schools must “make every effort to provide special education and related services” to students, however, most schools in Kentucky still do not have a plan.
The holidays don’t exactly look like what I envisioned them to look like when I was a young girl….but that’s okay, right? Right?
Perhaps the holidays mean new traditions. Traditions that I begin, that will forever hold a special place in my son’s heart.
Being a single parent can be challenging and downright scary. But what happens when you are a single parent with a child (or children) on the autism spectrum? I know this topic doesn’t intimately touch everyone, but perhaps you know someone that is on this journey. Maybe you will relate to much of this article even though not divorced.