The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education – A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs
Be your child's best advocate!
Children with special needs who succeed in school have one thing in common--their parents are passionate and effective advocates. It's not an easy job, but with The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education, you will learn how to evaluate, prepare, organize, and get quality services, no matter what your child's disability.
This valuable handbook gives you the tools you need to navigate the complex world of special education and services, with information on: assessment and evaluation, educational needs for different disabilities, including multiple disabilities, current law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), working within the school system to create an IEP, the importance of keeping detailed records, and dealing with parent-school conflict.
With worksheets, forms, and sample documents and letters, you can be assured that you'll have all you need to help your child thrive--in school and in life!
About Amanda Morin (Portland, Maine Author)
Amanda Morin is an education writer, speaker, parent advocate and former teacher. She worked in classrooms and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years. Since 2007, she has been working as an education writer and as a parent advocate to empower parents and affirm the pivotal role they play in their child’s education.
She is the author of three books, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education, The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book and On-The-Go Fun For Kids.
Ms. Morin has also written for numerous outlets. Some of these include PopSugar Moms, Modern Mom, The Huffington Post and Parenting Special Needs Magazine. Ms. Morin currently works as an expert and writer for Understood.org.