Whether you are attending a back to school night at your local elementary school, exploring charter school options, or researching options for your child with a disability, it is critical to ask the right questions to get a full picture of the climate, goals, and...

By Colleen Arnold – Arnold Advocacy With the first day of school looming, some of us are beginning to feel the nerves of preparing our kids for another “first day of school”. Here are a few general tips to help students ease back in to school...

Special Education is filled with acronyms, which can be extremely difficult to decipher meaning from, especially when you are new to the IEP process. I often compare it to having a basic understanding of Spanish, and attempting to learn content spoken in Spanish in a...

Social stories can be a very effective way to prepare children for something that may be new, or anxiety inducing. Reading a story ahead of time that outlines what our children can expect in a new situation, can often lead to more positive experiences. While...