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How to Write an IEP from a Parent’s Perspective – Part 4

|March 1, 2024 | IEP

In the previous blogs, we talked about present levels with a parent’s vision statement, SMARTER goals, and specially designed instruction. This blog will discuss the formal transition plan for high school students. Strategic planning for your child’s future involves the crucial process of reverse engineering. Revisit our initial blog, where we delved into the concept […]

How to Write an IEP from a Parent’s Perspective – Part 3

|March 1, 2024 | IEP

In the previous two blogs, we talked about present levels and SMARTER goals. In this blog, we will delve into specially designed instruction (SDIs). Although these SDIs may appear similar to what would be written into a 504 plan, this is what sets the IEP apart from a 504 plan. Remember, we mentioned in the […]

The High Rate of Divorce Following the Holidays

|January 30, 2024 | divorce

A study by the University of Washington identified a spike in divorce filings in the first three months of the year. Several factors can influence when couples decide to pursue divorce. If you’re considering seeking a divorce after the holidays, you should familiarize yourself with the following tips and suggestions to make the divorce process easier for […]

How to Write an IEP from a Parent’s Perspective – Part 2

|January 30, 2024 | IEP

In the previous blog, we discussed the Present Levels Section. Here, we will dive into the Goals Section of the individual education plan (IEP). First, IEPs are not solely academic. You can have goals for behavior, social skills, emotional regulation, and related services (occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.). Regardless of the type of goal, you […]

How to Write an IEP from a Parents’ Perspective – Part 1

|January 30, 2024 | IEP

When a child with a disability needs specially designed instruction, they qualify for an individual education plan (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), U.S. federal law. This 30+ page document contains information about the child, including present levels, diagnosis, goals, specially designed instruction, transition planning, related services, and how much time they […]

What Happens When Divorced Parents Disagree on Where to Send Their Child to School?

|November 2, 2023 | Co-parenting

One of the hardest parts about getting divorced and sharing children with your ex-spouse is the decision-making process. It’s common to hit a wall when making decisions for your children together, including where the kids should go to school. Fortunately, a custody attorney can help. Can Both Parents Make Decisions Regarding a Child’s Education Together? […]

Breaking Down IEPs and 504 plans: What Every Parent Needs to Know

|October 31, 2023 | IEP

The evaluation is completed. The evaluation team sat down to discuss the results. The team agreed that your child qualifies for an IEP (individual education program), but the school insists that a 504 plan is really all that is needed. What do you do?  If the TEAM agrees that the child qualifies for an IEP, […]

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

Property division is one of the most important matters you’ll deal with in your divorce. Among the many kinds of property and assets you may have to split with your spouse, deciding what to do with your marital home can be a point of contention, depending on the situation. Your divorce lawyer can skillfully handle […]

IEPs: What Parents Need to Know

|October 25, 2023 | IEP

In the world of education law, few acronyms carry as much weight as “IEP.” An Individualized Education Program(IEP) is a crucial document designed to ensure that every child receives a tailored education that meets their unique needs. For parents navigating the complex landscape of education law, understanding IEPs is paramount. In this blog, we’ll delve […]

Understanding Child Support in Pennsylvania

Child support is a hot-button issue in many divorces. It’s a matter that is best resolved with a skilled Pennsylvania child support attorney on your side. Pennsylvania has developed child support calculation guidelines as outlined in the federal Child Support Enforcement Act. These guidelines take into consideration the following: Needs of the child, which include […]

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