Whether your child was recently diagnosed, or has a pre-existing developmental or intellectual disability, gaining familiarity with many of the terms you will hear is crucial. Special Needs families will need to familiarize themselves along the way in their journey of caring for, and educating their disabled child.
Any IEP meeting can create nervous tension for parents and students. But, the annual, end-of -year IEP comes with its own set of challenges & pressures, as it determines the goals and objectives of everything your child will learn, and hopefully master the following school year.
There are parents who have become "IEP Masters" rarely needing the assistance of a consultant, or advocate during their children's IEP meetings. Then there are parents who prefer the support and guidance of an IEP expert to ensure what's going on in the meeting, and within the actual IEP itself. It is recommended for these parents to seek out parent training programs, or the advice of a qualified Special Education Advocate that can support them and their children, in not only obtaining the Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) their school district is required to provide, but also to ensure that their FAPE is one of the highest quality, too.
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Families interested in learning more about Georgia's Special Needs Scholarship Program (SB10), can find information about the scholarship at the Georgia Department of Education's website. Please keep in mind that the scholarship only pays up to $13,000 of your disabled child's private school tuition. If the school you're considering enrolling in does not offer in house, or other forms of financial assistance, you may be responsible for covering the rest of the cost of their tuition. .