What Does "Appropriate" Really Mean?

Join us for a discussion about what the word "appropriate" (IDEA) means as far as providing a Free Appropriate Public Education to children.

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What Does "Appropriate" Really Mean?

Words have Meaning: Respectful Adoption & Person First Language

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adoptionWords Have Meaning

I first learned about the use of Respectful Adoption Language (RAL) from Patricia Irwin Johnston more than twenty years ago. RAL refers to attribution of “maximum respect, dignity responsibility and objectivity when working and communicating about adoption. The term was introduced originally by a social worker named Marietta Spencer.

Advocacy: Parental Rights

Read the article on parental rights and come to the July 1 Webinar to discuss itPlease register for Advocacy: Parental Participation (and Rights) on Jul 1, 2015 7:30 PM EDT at: 

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Advocacy: Parental Participation

Advocacy special education - Asian girl walking to schoolParental participation.

By Brice Palmer

Is it a right?

[NOTE: Come to the Webinar with Brice Palmer speaker and bring your questions about parental rights and participation. REGISTER HERE. ] 

IEP'sWebinar: Are Like a Box of Chocolates - You Never Know What You're Gonna Get

Advocacy: IEP's, A Box of Chocolates: "You never know what you're gonna get."

Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.

“My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

Forrest Gump:

Isn’t the “You never know what you’re gonna get” feeling what you have when you finish the annual review, go through several draft versions, and the district gives you the final IEP—and asks you to approve it?

Making Decisions and Analyzing the Facts

Cartoon: Who made the decision to invite the cat?
Blackboard  Half Truths

By Brice Palmer

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Reproductive Implantation Failure

Recorded Mind-Body Webinar & Example of Guided Imagery: April 30, 2015 Helen Adrienne, LCSW

Helen Adrienne, LCSW

If you missed Helen's Webinar - please watch the recorded interview online. 

Helen Adrienne, Licensed Certified Social Worker and certified hypnotherapist, is a general therapist who specializes in infertility counseling, couples counseling for infertility, mind/body stress reduction for infertility and gynecological and reproductive issues. In her recent webinar, Helen stressed the importance of good self-care. She explained the mechanisms by which body and brain can be unified and also gave a guided imagry presentation. The recorded webinar is based on her article: Mother's Day and Father's Day: A Helluv Day and Infertility Stressor

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