Family Matters
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Family Matters

IEP is Not a Dirty Word

Teaching your child self-advocacy

Photo by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu on Unsplash

“Mom! Mom! They said I can’t have a word processor for my AP exam!”

My frantic 16-year-old came to find me an hour before we were supposed to leave for his exam. My son has an individualized education plan (IEP). It means he has accommodations so that he succeeds in his classes. The most important accommodation he has is the use of his…

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