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Elementary School...


The early years.  Basic academic skills are developed, social skills are learned, and developmental milestones are met. 


Much rests on each parent's ability to become an expert on their child's needs and to know the questions to ask, the information to  request, and the advocacy skills they need to develop.





If An Employee's Child Struggled In School This Year,

So Did They.


   Here Is A Resource For Them To Schedule

              A Special Education Check-Upsm






Middle School...


Class changes.  Different teachers.  Increased social pressure.  The gaps widen and school struggles intensify.


Parents are concerned about whether their child has made measurable academic progress, what social or peer issues are emerging, and that anxiety and school avoidance issues may be developing.  Now is when parents need to understand the complexities of middle school, how increased school expectations add to their child's individual needs, and their role as the transition planning process begins.



High School and Beyond...


This is when the planning for what comes after high school graduation occurs.  College, employment, independent living and more.


IEP goals that show sustained progress.  504 plans with accommodations that are working.  Evaluation reports that address college planning and needs.  Transition plans that address the child's goals.  As 12th Grade draws closer, determining what's working and where changes are needed becomes most important.



Workplace stress.  An employee's mental health.  Both are directly impacted by the exceptional caregiving needs of working parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.  The issues and needs are complex and ongoing.


Whether they are new to their child's diagnosis and educational needs or they have been struggling to navigate the special education arena for some time, summer is when to plan and prepare for next school year.


A Special Education Check-Upsm, available to parents nationwide, includes:


  • An initial, individualized 45-minute telephone discussion

  • Review of the child's current Evaluation Report, IEP and/or 504, and final progress school report

  • Written recommendations based upon document review                                                                                                                             

Optional additional services:  post-document review telephone consultation ... in-person individual consultations ...

cyber consultations ... on-site employee workgroups and workshops ... collaboration with summer programs, tutors, clinicians and therapists.


Having access to a specialist who can address these complex needs can make all the difference.


Debra I. Schafer, Executive Special Education Advisor & CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

        Recognized by WorldatWork, Autism Speaks, Cure Autism Now and more...


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