Feel stressed? Try lunch break video-bites

Busy IEP Parent training in bite-sized videos

‘Keeping An IEP Meeting Fresh’ and ‘Tiny Primers’

Microlearning variety

Watch instructional videos for the busy IEP parent on YouTube or here. Choose the topics that interest you. Want to learn about Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Speech Impairments? Those are a few of the captioned topics you can find to watch in under 4 minutes length.


Watch for Updates! For example, this video looks at withdrawing your child to homeschool, or enroll in private school. Although the IEP team knows you are withdrawing your child, they want to meet to discuss it? Parents and the iep process: find out why in this instructional video. Districts have a pot of money for students with disabilities who are not enrolled based on a headcount. It’s called Proportionate Share Funds. Therefore, your child should be included in a headcount and may be eligible for an Individual Service Plan or alternatively, a dual-enrollment IEP. Find out more about private and public school services. Learn what these could look like with a quick overview of services for privately-placed students.

Watch for more instructional videos specifically for  the busy IEP parent on Facebook and Youtube!

Public Information Requests In Texas: What If The School Doesn’t Respond Within 10 Days?

A short introductory video on Public Information Requests (or Freedom of Information Act requests). Simply stated, you might want send in a request to  gather information about your school district as follows. If you can’t find information that relates to your child’s education, PIRs may be the answer. Teacher training, vendor contracts, number of evaluations in a year, for example. You can find out how many children with Autism received an behavior assessment in the last 3 months.

Then go to your Attorney General’s website for rules specific to your state on when you should expect a reponse, procedures for appealing letters that claim exemptions.

Watch for updates to this page on many different subjects in Special Education for the busy IEP Parent and more from your Advocate!

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