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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

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Learning disabilities are not merely challenges but are also part of the diverse tapestry that makes up human cognition and learning styles. Each year, a month is dedicated to not only understanding these disabilities but also to appreciating the unique strengths and perspectives that they bring. In 1985, former President Ronald Reagan deemed October as […]

Depression Awareness Month


  October stands out not just for its autumnal charm but for its profound significance in the mental health community. It’s the month when attention is drawn to the silent yet pervasive struggle that many young minds confront – depression. While this mental health condition has gained more recognition in society, more can and should […]

ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month (October 2023)

Amidst the vast spectrum of human cognition and behavior, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) emerges as a significant, yet often misinterpreted, facet. October 2023 presents another pivotal juncture, celebrating ADHD Awareness Month, where we strive for clearer understanding and dispelling myths. While ADHD Awareness Month positively contributes to a better understanding of this unique condition, there is […]

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

  National Depression Screening Day stands as a poignant reminder of the silent struggles that many individuals face daily. As an internationally recognized event, its mission is not only to raise awareness about depression but also to emphasize the importance of early detection and intervention. In a world that often misunderstands or stigmatizes mental health […]

Glossary of Basic IEP Terms

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Learn more from this glossary of basic IEP terms, providing definitions for essential special education terms to know, including those related to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Whether you’re a parent, educator, or advocate, this resource is your guide to confidently navigate the world of special education terms to know. Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Materials designed […]

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: What To Know

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Parental rights play a crucial role in ensuring that children with disabilities receive the appropriate support and services they need to thrive academically and socially.  Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), parents have the right to advocate for their child’s education through various means, including Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and 504 plans. This […]

What is an Inclusion Specialist: Duties, Roles & Job Descriptions

Inclusion Specialist

In the realm of equitable education, fostering inclusivity stands as a fundamental principle. At the heart of this effort lies the indispensable role of inclusion specialists. But who exactly are these professionals, and what is an inclusion specialist? This comprehensive guide aims to unravel the essence of an inclusion specialist—examining their definition, responsibilities, and significance. […]

Understanding 504 Plans: Benefits of Personalized Accommodations

Benefits of Personalized Accommodations

A 504 plan serves as a comprehensive blueprint, outlining how schools provide support to students with disabilities, removing obstacles that hinder learning. Here we’ll delve more deeply into what is a 504 plan, the significance of these plans, their purpose in ensuring equal access for students, and the strategies employed to eliminate barriers to education. […]

Understanding Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and Who They Benefit

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School can be challenging for children with developmental delays, impairments, and disabilities. If your child faces learning difficulties, you may have come across the term IEP, which stands for Individualized Education Program. To help you understand this program in-depth, we will address common questions such as what is an IEP, who qualifies, and why it’s […]

How to Find the Top Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers

Search Tips for Parents: The Best Residential Programs for Teens If your adolescent child receives a diagnosis for a mental health, behavioral, or substance use disorder and their therapist or psychiatrist recommends residential treatment, it’s not always easy to know where to start your search for a high-quality residential facility that specializes in treating and […]