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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 your ability to become an expert on your child's needs and to know the questions to ask, the information to request, and the advocacy skills you need.





If Your Child Struggled In School This Year,

So Did You. 


It's Time For Your Child's

Special Education Check-Upsm






Middle School...


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


Has your child made measurable academic progress?  Are social or peer issues emerging?  Do you have concerns about next year?  Now is when you need to understand the complexities of middle school and how the increased expectations factor into your child's individual needs.  And to begin thinking about your child's transition plan.



High School, College, and Beyond...


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


Transition plans.  IEP goals that show sustained progress.  504 plans with accommodations that will translate to college.  Evaluation reports that address college planning and needs.  Determining what's working and where changes are needed becomes most important as 12th Grade draws closer.



Whether your child was recently diagnosed or has been receiving special education services and supports for a few years, navigating school from K through college requires support and expertise.  If your child or teen has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities or mental health issues, summer is the time to evaluate what worked and what did not and to plan and prepare for September. 


A Special Education Check-Up includes:


  • Initial 45-minute telephone discussion

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

  • Written recommendations based upon document review


Optional services:


  • Post-document review telephone consultation/s

  • In-person/on-site consultations -- your office, home, vacation home; our suburban Philadelphia office; nationwide cyber consultations

  • Parent support group workgroups with individual Q&A

  • Collaboration with summer programs, tutors, clinicians and therapists


Let's discuss how to make the 2015-2016 school year better.  For your child and for you.


Debra Isaacs Schafer, Executive Special Education Advisor & CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

      Partnering with executives, business leaders, professionals, and working parents nationwide for over 15 years.

             Recognized by AutismSpeaks, Cure Autism Now, andWorldatWork's Alliance for Work/Life Progress.

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