Advocating for your Child in the School System

Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O’Neill wrote a feature article in the April issue of Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine: Advocating for your Child in the School System, where she provides advice on how to create an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP), how to form positive working relationships with your child’s educators and how to advocate for a successful school year for your child.  “You know your children best.  You know their strengths, their weaknesses and their capabilities. Although the school system can be difficult to navigate, it’s imperative for parents to advocate for their children, because they deserve a program that can give them the opportunity to thrive in education.”

Link to the full article: Advocating for your child in the School System 

 

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It’s About You – Handling a Crisis

If you are caring for an older family member, you can’t always predict what’s going to happen, and sometimes the unexpected does happen and you find yourself in a crisis, what do you do?

Joe Cronauer from WKYC talks with Attorney David Banas and Care Coordinator Janelle Leonard, about the stress caregivers can experience and where they can find professional help.

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