⚖️ Understanding IDEA and Your Parental Rights ⚖️

📚 Within the intricate world of IEPs, there exists a treasure trove of rights and opportunities—rights that are waiting to be harnessed for the benefit of your child's education. 


But here's the harsh reality: these rights are meaningless unless you fully grasp what they are and, more importantly, how to wield them effectively.


This is where the Understanding IDEA and Your Parental Rights course, created by the insightful Lisa Lightner of A Day in Our Shoes, becomes your guiding light—a beacon of knowledge that will empower you to navigate the IEP process with confidence.


The Power of Knowledge


This course is your golden ticket to unlocking a world of information and training, ensuring you're well-armed with the tools needed to advocate for your child. 


Here's a glimpse of what you'll gain:

📅 Extended School Year (ESY): Understand the nuances of ESY and how it can benefit your child's educational journey.

🎯 IEP Placement Options: Learn how to steer your child's IEP toward the desired placement that best suits their needs.

🔍 Eligibility Categories and Special Factors: Explore the intricacies of eligibility categories and special factors on an IEP, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

📜 Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards: Take an in-depth look at these critical documents, deciphering what they truly say and mean.

🏫 School Discipline and IEP: Navigate the complex rules governing school discipline when an IEP is in play.

🌍 Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Discover the concept of LRE and its significance in your child's education.

⚖️ IDEA and Supreme Court Decisions: Gain insights into IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), Supreme Court decisions, and other laws that directly impact IEPs.

📝 Demystifying IEP Forms: Uncover the significance behind the various forms you fill out, ensuring you understand their purpose and implications.


For Parents,  but Valuable for All

While this course is tailored to parents, it also provides valuable insights for teachers and staff, offering a thorough understanding of their legal obligations under IDEA. Knowledge is power, and this course is designed to empower all those committed to children's education.


Your Path to Empowerment

This course isn't just about acquiring information; it's about gaining the power to shape your child's educational journey.


Seize the Opportunity

Don't let the complexities of the IEP process hold you back. Click the link below to access the Understanding IDEA and Your Parental Rights course. It's your key to becoming an informed and fearless advocate for your child's education and future.


To Your Child's Bright Future,

Lisa Lightner

P.S. Your unwavering commitment to your child's education deserves recognition. Join us now and arm yourself with the knowledge and rights you need to be the advocate your child deserves.



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What Parents Should Know about ESY-Extended School Year

Understand the decision process and ESY, and ESY program options.

IEP Placement Decisions, explained.

Understand how to ensure the proper IEP placement for your child.

Disability Eligibility Categories + Special Factors: Does it matter what is checked?

Understand these two important sections of the IEP.

Your Parental Rights/Procedural Safeguards, explained.

It's essential to know your rights in the IEP process and how to use them.

Student Discipline, Rights and IEPs/504s

Disabled Students are afforded different procedures during disciplinary incidents.

LRE-Least Restrictive Environment and your IEP

Comprehensive understanding of Least Restrictive Environment or LRE.

IDEA, Special Education Laws and Supreme Court Cases

Participants will be familiar with common laws and SCOTUS decisions that affect disabled children.

Understand the Official IEP Forms we Sign.

Understand the various forms you sign in the IEP process.