IEPs and MENTAL HEALTH

Hey folks, summer’s rolling in, and you know the transition can throw off your routine, right? So, let’s talk about special education – when your child’s eligible, there’s this meeting to develop an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan). If already on the journey, the team gathers at least yearly (in my opinion, it should be twice […]

The IEP Is In Effect- Now What?

Hey, I’m back again! Celebrating with you all the work you’ve put in for your kiddo’s IEP meeting, got that plan in place, and left feeling some relief – but let’s be honest, that relief can be short-lived. Now you’re hit with questions like, “How do I know the IEP is actually happening as planned? […]

I don’t know what to expect at my next IEP meeting

Hey, amazing parents on this journey of special education! 🌟 I’m here with the real talk because, let’s face it, I’ve been there too – that feeling of walking into an IEP meeting and thinking, “What on earth can I expect this time?” Parenting itself is no small feat, and when you throw in the […]

IEP Seasons: Mastering the Parental Playbook for Your Child’s Success!

Hey, beautiful people! Latina Nickelson, Special Education Advocate & IEP Coach, here on a mission to transform the Chaos to Collaboration℠ in the special education process. As we gear up for what is known as IEP Season, let’s dive into the intricate dance of being a parent for children receiving special education services in the […]

Navigating the Rollercoaster Ride 🎢

Roller Coaster

Hey there, my fabulous folks! It’s that time again – school bells are ringing, and I know your minds are all  one those IEPs. Yep, I’m right there with you, and let’s be real, ain’t nobody excited about those IEP meetings that can feel like a rollercoaster rides from hell!  So picture this: you’re at […]

IEP Tip of the Day: The Power of Informed Parental Input

Hey there, amazing parents and caregivers! It’s Latina Nickelson, and here is my IEP tip to help you navigate the world of special education and ensure your child receives the best support possible. Today’s tip revolves around the crucial role of Parental Input in your child’s IEP. I always advise parents to prepare a thoughtful […]

Are Your IEP Goals SMART? Unlocking Success for Your Child’s Education! 🌟🎯

To my Instagram community, recently, I asked if your IEP goals were SMART, and now I’m excited to dive into the details of what that means. Let’s explore the nitty-gritty of IEP goal writing, where “SMART” is the key to unlocking your child’s potential for success! 📝✨ By making sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, […]

Find Your Peeps, tribe, or support team!

Hey, y’all! I recently had the incredible opportunity to connect with a group of amazing moms who are all on this unique journey of parenting children with diverse needs. Let me tell you, it was eye-opening, and the conversations we had left me with so much to reflect upon. Parenting in itself is quite the […]

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