Here’s a scary statistic: there are around 22 million children under the age of five who are considered to be overweight. Around the world we are facing an obesity and weight gain epidemic, with ever increasing numbers of children and adults being diagnosed with problems related to their weight.
Parenting a Special Education Student
Parents of a student newly diagnosed with a disability that is impacting their child’s learning will find themselves thrust into a brand new world that can be confusing, and often, stressful. There are federal and state laws to understand and interpret, special education committees to work with, a whole new terminology to learn – not to mention the natural concerns and worries you will have for your child’s future.
Here you will find a collection of articles, advice and opinion written by parents, grandparents and guardians who offer their insight, gained from years of experience. You will also find advice from special education professionals — teachers who have, and are, working within the special ed system and can provide valuable input on how to work in partnership with the school to ensure your child receives the assistance they need.
If you are a parent of a child with special needs one of the first things that will be done after diagnosis is planning your child’s IEP, or Individualized Education Program. This is a necessary step in making sure your child is educated according to their needs.
Assistive technology for special needs children to function efficiently in the standard classroom is expensive. Schools often do not have the necessary assistive technology for special needs students nor have the funding to acquire it. Grants are an excellent resource for obtaining assistive technology for the special needs student. How do you obtain grants for assistive technology?