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I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy. This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process. Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy. This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process. Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.
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I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy. This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process. Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

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Episodes

Special Factors in the IEP

4/19/2019
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An often overlooked section of the IEP-Special Factors

Duration:00:20:39

IEP Transition-Part 2

4/17/2019
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Let's go over what IDEA says about transition and what you can do. Also read: What you need to know and how to build Social Capital.

Duration:00:12:28

IEP Transition-Part 1

4/15/2019
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IEP Transition is a well defined section of IDEA, but frequently not used to its full potential. Also read: Why your IEP needs a Vision Statement.

Duration:00:28:53

Manifestation Determination Hearings

4/12/2019
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If your child has an IEP and gets suspended from school, you need to know about Manifestation Determination Hearings.

Duration:00:30:51

IEPs and Discipline, Suspensions.

4/10/2019
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What parents need to know about IEPs and discipline, specifically when your child is suspended from school-What to know and what you should do. Also read: What to do when your child is suspended from school {with or without an IEP/504}.

Duration:00:23:10

Medical Records and the IEP

4/8/2019
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The school has asked for access to your child's medical records. Now what? Do I have to share my child’s medical records with the IEP team?

Duration:00:22:27

Gawd I hate April.

4/5/2019
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Did you hear? It's Autism Awareness Month. Also read: Ableism: Why autism moms need to stop doing stuff like this. AND Well-intended Autism Awareness Materials that are actually ableist.

Duration:00:29:00

You'd know if your child was having seizures, right? Maybe not!

4/4/2019
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Did you know that 1/3 of all kids with autism develop seizures? I've got a lot of mom guilt and "shoulda, coulda, woulda" surrounding my son's seizure condition. Here's what to look for and where to get more information. What you need to know if your child is at risk for developing seizures. Read the blog post: 6 Things I wish I'd been told about my son's seizure risk.

Duration:00:20:30

IEE-Independent Education Evaluations

4/3/2019
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What parents need to know about IEEs-Independent Education Evaluations. When and how to ask for one, what criteria to use to ask for one and what to do once you've received an IEE report.

Duration:00:21:49

It's no joke, sometimes kids with disabilities are excluded from field trips.

4/1/2019
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This happens so often this time of year and it makes me nuts. You cannot discriminate against any protected class, yet kids with IEPs are excluded from field trips all the time.

Duration:00:20:29

Stop calling me to come pick up my kid.

3/29/2019
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An unfortunate trend I see every spring as a Special Education Advocate--the school frequently calling parents to come pick up their child. Usually due to behaviors. So what can you do? Listen and find out.

Duration:00:19:27

Our Insurance Appeals and Drama

3/25/2019
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This is about our insurance appeals dealing with Kevin's neurosurgery. And, he goes back to school today, so after today, will be back to your regularly scheduled IEP information.

Duration:00:21:51

Should you hire an IEP Advocate?

3/22/2019
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Hiring an IEP advocate or Special Education Advocate is a tough decision. Here are some things to consider before you take the plunge.

Duration:00:18:47

Getting your IEP team to YES

3/20/2019
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The IEP process is a culture of no. But, by knowing the IEP process and good advocacy, you can get your team to yes.

Duration:00:18:03

PWN-If you don't know it, you should!

3/18/2019
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Too many parents don't know what a PWN is, yet it is one of the most important parts of the IEP process. I call it the "little known game changer" in the IEP process. Listen to find out what it is and how to use it.

Duration:00:17:19

Parents' Right-Procedural Safeguards

3/15/2019
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All of your rights as an IEP parent are listed in Procedural Safeguards. Here are a few of the important highlights. IEP Procedural Safeguards

Duration:00:12:18

Can I ask for "this" on my IEP?

3/13/2019
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Parents ask me all the time, "Can I ask for this?" or "What about this?" So what can you ask for on an IEP? What are the limits?

Duration:00:11:16

Actually, it is brain surgery.

3/12/2019
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Would you like to have your IEP questions answered by a Special Education Advocate? You can email them to me at Lisa @ ADayInOurShoes.com Plus, an update on my son.

Duration:00:03:50

How to Not Cry at your IEP Meeting

3/11/2019
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When you're crying during an IEP meeting, chances are you're not feeling strong and empowered. I'm sharing some great tips on how to not cry at your IEP meeting.

Duration:00:15:54

Stressed out about IEP meetings? Let's change that.

3/8/2019
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Honestly, I haven't stressed out about an IEP meeting in years. Years, I tell you! Here's why.

Duration:00:10:26