Since coming online with the new blog and website on January 3rd, I have made an incredible number of new friends. Some really fantastic people are connecting with me. How lucky am I? ==== Back to the topic for the night. Have you ever experienced a Facilitated IEP? According to the website http://www.directionservice.org, a facilitated IEP is: “A facilitated IEP meeting is an IEP meeting that includes an impartial facilitator who promotes effective communication and who assists the IEP team in developing an acceptable IEP. The facilitator keeps the team focused on the proper development of the IEP while addressing conflicts that arise. IEP Facilitation is not used to resolve disputes unrelated to the IEP.” In the state of North Dakota, the facilitator is paid by the state, which in turn enforces the impartiality of the facilitator because they can’t be influenced by either the school district or the parent.
Autism and a sick child. school prinicipal and the counselor. ewww how gross
Day 4 in the household. Fabulous morning, even if it is below zero. We are definitely not morning people. Well, except for our youngest son. Seems like he is on a spring this morning. Tigger is actually a Pomeranian named Tobey. And Tobey bounces up and down at the mere sight of someone going toward the door. We call them four off’s, because he clears all four feet a good two feet off of the floor. His brother and playmate Eyeore is another Pomeranian named Brown Sugar Bear, or Sugar for short. Sugar doesn’t get excited about much except his Aunt Sheila. When aunt Sheila comes to visit, you would think that he was a puppy. Pooh is our Old English Sheep dog. Pooh’s real name is Max. Max loves the cold most of the time. He prefers to be outside in the weather. No, I shouldn’t nickname him Pooh,