is the “Decoder” of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and has carved out a an area of expertise working to ensure the language, concepts, requirements, compliance and policies issues and guidelines are understood and implemented in an everyday practical way.
- Make sure your schools beliefs, mission and goals respond to the needs of students with disabilities.
- Ensure students with disabilities in your building are full participants in school programs.
- Ensure all staff is knowledgeable about The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Federal and State requirements.
- Ensure all services are provided and specified in each students Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Provide leadership for aligning state standards, IEP goals and classroom instruction.
- Shared accountability – both general education and special education teachers are responsible and accountable for the education of students with disabilities.
- Instructional schedules should minimize disruptions in instruction for student who receive special education.
- Students with disabilities should have access to and make progress in the general education curriculum.
- Demonstrate daily you hold high expectations for students with disabilities.
- Unlock the standards through instruction.
- Know and understand your child’s disability.
- Be an Advocate for your child.
- Communicate and collaborate with school personnel.
Fully participate in the development and monitoring of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)