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? […]

It’s Your Child’s Right to Be Included

Empowering Parents: A Guide to Turning Special Education Chaos into Collaboration℠ Hey, amazing people! 👋 It’s me, Latina Nickelson, Special Education Advocate & IEP Coach, moving families from Chaos to Collaboration℠ in the Special Education Process. Now, here’s the real talk – lately, I’ve been connecting with several parents who have high schoolers and never […]

Navigating Microaggressions in Special Education: 5 Strategies for Combatting Them

**Navigating Microaggressions in Special Education: 5 Strategies for Combatting Them** In a time when teachers, administrators, parents, and the like have been called to the carpet regarding the words said about special education students. I want to talk about Microaggressions.  The subtle yet impactful behaviors can hinder the growth and well-being of individuals in various […]

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 […]

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 […]

ChildFind Mandate

Today, I want to dive into a topic that’s crucial because so many parents share stories of how “the school” will not help their child. Well have you heard of —the Child Find Mandate? Don’t worry, I’ll break it down for you in regular people’s language, so grab a cuppa and let’s get started! Now, […]

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