Free Ohio Special Education Workshop — IEP, IQ and Achievement

Are you a parent of a child on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)?  Does your child have a learning disability?  If you are confused about the testing reports and documents, you are not alone.  Read on for more information about a free Ohio special education workshop that will help you feel informed about your child’s education. Linking Your Child’s IQ, …

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Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Final Chance for Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

There are less than two weeks to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.  If you are interested in this opportunity for your child, apply today! What is the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship? The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is a program in the state of Ohio for school-aged children (grade K – age 18) with a diagnosed …

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Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Applications Now Available for the 2016-2017 Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

Attention Ohio parents!  If you are the parent of a child with a learning disability, you may qualify to receive funds toward your child’s education through the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN). What is the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship? The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is available to school-aged children (ages K – 18) who have a diagnosed …

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Stay Organized — Creating an IEP Binder for Your Student

 Quinn Dombrowski Does this picture look familiar to you?  Piles and piles of papers that seem to stretch to the ceiling?  Any parent is used to collecting papers for their child, from report cards and permission slips to meeting reminders and art samples. But if you’re the parent of a child with a learning disability, then you’re responsible for dozens …

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How to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE)

How to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE)

As a parent or guardian, it’s painful to watch your child struggle in school. You may feel completely helpless and at a loss as to how to help. But you are not helpless. You can help! In today’s post, we will show you how to request a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE) from your school.  The results of this evaluation will play …

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What do IQ Numbers Really Mean?

My Child Is Really Smart – What Do IQ Numbers Really Mean? by Carole Richards   I see more and more children whose parents see a different child than their school sees. For example, today I met with a “brilliant” ten-year-old that is miserable in school. Having read thousands of school psychologist and neuropsychologist testing reports, I have developed a …

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“Do IEP Goals Reflect What My Child Needs?”

We live in an ever-changing society.  Our educational system keeps changing, along with the way our children are learning.  Before you sit in on your child’s next IEP meeting (Individualized Education Plan), take a few minutes to read this insightful article from NCES founder, Carole Richards.  Remember, as a parent, it is your right to ensure your child receives the best …

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The More You Know — the Autism Scholarship Program (ASP)

Q: My child is autistic.  I have recently heard about the Autism Scholarship Program.  What is the Autism Scholarship? A:  The Autism Scholarship Program was established in 2003 by the Ohio General Assembly.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding to parents of qualified children with autism.  It allows parents to select a private education provider to help …

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The More You Know — The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN)

Q: My child has a disability and now has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  I have researched ways to provide the best education for my child and learned I can receive funding through the Jon Peterson Scholarship.  Can you tell me more about it? A: Absolutely.  The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) provides funding for the parents of …

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