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Webinar Recap: 21 Best Practices for Effective IEP Meetings

We recently had the honor of hosting a webinar with Nicholas Martin, founder and director of The Center for Accord, Inc., on the 21 Best Practices for Effective IEP Meetings. The best prevention of conflict in special education is a well-run meeting. The overarching purpose of every IEP meeting is to achieve the goals of…
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Dec
11

Tips for More Effective IEP Meetings

If you recently wrapped up your end-of-year IEP meetings, you probably faced a variety of situations and emotions throughout the process. The IEP process can be complex and demanding, and can sometimes evoke strong emotions and even intimidate some participants, including teachers. If you or your team members came out of these meetings with more…
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Jun
12

Surviving IEP Season: Effective Meetings and Team Collaboration

The IEP process can be complex and demanding, and can sometimes evoke strong emotions and even intimidate some participants. As “IEP Season” is in full swing, stress levels may be on the rise for both school staff and parents. Despite its importance, few IEP teams have received training in how to work together collaboratively to…
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May
9

The Costs of Not Training All Staff on Special Education Topics

Is it Worth the Risk? Today, over 6 million students in U.S. public schools receive special education services. The demand on schools and school staff members to skillfully provide services to these students is increasing. So it’s important that all staff receive training on both the specifics of the laws associated with special education and…
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Nov
21

New Course – IEP Meetings and Team Collaboration

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are imperative to the development and inclusion of children with disabilities in their schools.  The new IEP Meetings and Team Collaboration course, by Nicholas R.M. Martin, offers some insights and recommendations that may assist those who serve on IEP committees and must work together collaborative in support of children with special…
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Feb
8

New Course – IEP: Facilitated Meetings

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are imperative to the development and inclusion of children with disabilities in their schools. The IEP category of Exceptional Child courses provides valuable information for parents, teachers, and administrators about what IEPs are, what is expected of an IEP team, and suggestions on ways that IEP teams can work together to…
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Feb
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