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  1. Special Needs Parenting
    Just heard about the most amazing opportunity from a friend to help the special education community in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The PTA there is using online step competitions to raise money to support the special education students, parents, teachers, and schools. Just go to Compete For Hope...
  2. Special Needs Parenting
    I have much respect for all the parents on this forum looking for resources and ways to connect to others in the sometimes isolating world of Special Education. I'm on the other side of the fence as a teacher of a Special Education classroom for the past 8 years. It has been a true pleasure of...
  3. Toddler & Child
    Your child's teacher has called you in for a conference and says your child should be 'tested.' What does that mean, and what can you and your child expect? When I was in my Master's program for education many years ago, I never dreamed I'd consider a certification in special education. At the...
  4. Special Needs Parenting
    Hi my name is Susan and I am a student at Rutgers University. I am studying to be a special education teacher and for one of my classes I need to interview a parent of a child with disabilties. I was hoping someone will be willing to let me interview them. This interview should take no longer...
  5. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
    I'm the parent of a boy with special needs who will be turning 5 and so starting kindergarten in the fall. We will be moving to the northern suburbs of Philadelphia and I'm trying to choose from among a few neighboring school districts*. My #1 criteria will be what they have to offer a child...
  6. Preteens and Teens
    DD will be 17 in a month and hasn't done any school work her entire year because her aide isn't removed. She is in the 11th grade, is in general education since 9th grade, and has an aide with her all day. She harassed me all summer to remove the aide. She asked me to write a letter to the...
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