School advocacy tips...
Updated: Jan 25, 2020
1. Come prepared:
For every meeting come prepared with ideas you think will help them be successful
2. Be prepared to educate:
It is very possible your child's teachers and administrators may not be familiar with your child's disability or how it specifically affects your child. Any information you can give them would be helpful and appreciated.
3. Be willing to listen:
You as a parent are the expert on your child, but teachers and administrators also have valuable things to share as they are professionals and have a different perspective.
4. Educate yourself about special education law:
Although it can be daunting, it is important to know the laws. Research and find answers and ask many questions.
The process can be challenging but try to work in a cooperative manner with the team. Generally educators are there because they love children and want to see them succeed! These tips are from my good friend Sarah who is a special ed teacher.