As the school year starts, we're having a conversation on the #podcast with a NICU mom and school board member to share how to help your child through school with IEPs (individualized education plans) and 504s (plans that outline specific accommodations). Even if you don't have school-aged kids yet, this is good info to have in your back pocket. Listen below or watch the conversation on YouTube! Today Kathryn and guest Amber Feller discuss: ❓ What led you to pursue a fulfilling, but sometimes contentious, spot on the local school board? ❓ What is an IEP and how does it differ from a 504? ❓ How does a parent begin the process of asking for help for their child from PK-12? What questions should they ask and how do they know their rights? ❓ Does the school district make a diagnosis based on testing they do or is that up to the parent and an outside medical professional? ❓ What's your best advice to a parent seeking an IEP for his/her child?

Posted by Leigh Ann at Hand to Hold at 2023-08-16 15:28:40 UTC