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EDUCATION

50 for 50 Part IV: Congratulations and Thank You, EP Magazine Advocate Heroes!

50 for 50 Part IV: Congratulations and Thank You, EP Magazine Advocate Heroes!

EP Magazine, formerly called Exceptional Parent, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing an award-win... Read More

Reading Makes My Brain Hurt: One Family’s Path to a Reading Solution

Reading Makes My Brain Hurt: One Family’s Path to a Reading Solution

Our daughter, Desi, came to us from an orphanage in Bulgaria when she was almost three. We had no idea she had... Read More

Engaging Learners with Diverse Needs through IEP Supports

Engaging Learners with Diverse Needs through IEP Supports

Engagement, practice and understanding are universal components that are keys to student learning. However, wh... Read More

The Power of a Healthy Smile

The Power of a Healthy Smile

Diana Ramirez knew that her infant son, Sebastian, needed special help and attention. He was born with a cleft... Read More

Redefining Catastrophe: Lessons from the ‘New Normal’

Redefining Catastrophe: Lessons from the ‘New Normal’

“I thought the world had ended and we were screwed,” Sarah Weirich, single mother of nine-year-old... Read More

College in the Midst of COVID-19

College in the Midst of COVID-19

“I want to go home!” Stephanie couldn’t believe her ears. Her daughter Emily had spent the p... Read More

The Call It “Higher” Education

The Call It “Higher” Education

To be clear: This is an article… about my new boss. Ok, it’s also roughly about disability cultur... Read More

A Doll Like Me

A Doll Like Me

Let me tell you a little bit about what I do.  I pretty much have my childhood dream job. I am a doll mak... Read More

Bullying and Prevention Strategies for Children with Special Needs

Bullying and Prevention Strategies for Children with Special Needs

One out of five children experiences bullying. Children with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than t... Read More

4 Sneaky Ways Technology is Affecting Your Family’s Health and May Affect Your Child’s New School Year

4 Sneaky Ways Technology is Affecting Your Family’s Health and May Affect Your Child’s New School Year

We as parents have to lead by example and show our kids healthy lifestyle habits by following our own advice.... Read More

Fix the System Not the Child

Fix the System Not the Child

When I was a kid, I was the round peg that did not fit in the square hole that is school. I was the kid who ha... Read More

Transitioning Back to Post-secondary Environments After a Long Summer Break

Transitioning Back to Post-secondary Environments After a Long Summer Break

Summers change after a young adult with an autism spectrum disorder leaves high school and attends a post-seco... Read More

Promises to Keep: Encouraging Meaningful Parent Participation Within the IEP Process

Promises to Keep: Encouraging Meaningful Parent Participation Within the IEP Process

Many families today are aware that the Individualized Education Program (IEP) document is a foundational eleme... Read More

Understanding Bullying  and Cyberbullying: Applying Laws and Best Practices

Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying: Applying Laws and Best Practices

While bullying is a complex social and educational problem, cooperation among schools and families, as guided... Read More

Children with Special Healthcare Needs Require Individual Health Plans in IEPs/504s

Children with Special Healthcare Needs Require Individual Health Plans in IEPs/504s

Students with special healthcare needs may need extra medical support to attend school.  Special healthca... Read More

Autism: Signs, Symptoms & Renewed Hope

Autism: Signs, Symptoms & Renewed Hope

Early comprehensive behavioral intervention led by an experienced board-certified behavior analyst can transfo... Read More