Citizens for Appropriate Special Education Shares Helpful Information for IEP Season
It’s IEP season, that time of year when teachers and parents meet to discuss the oncoming year’s Individualized Education Plan. With an enormous amount of content being dealt with at the heart of addressing children’s educational wellbeings, IEP season can sometimes be stress-inducing. Evanston’s CASE (Citizens for Appropriate Special Education) Newsletter for April 2017 has dedicated its introductory section to listing tips to help navigate the process and reduce stress levels.
Firstly, CASE has provided information about two of its resources that parents have access to free-of-charge. Support is available through attending CASE’s Parent Connections Support Group, as well as their private Parent Connections Facebook Group, where it is easy to connect with others.
Also available are opportunities to schedule consultations or sessions. For $150, interested individuals may schedule a consultation with Cari Levin, Evanston CASE’s Founding Executive Director, to discuss any problems or roadblocks that may have been encountered within the past year’s IEP execution. During a scheduled consultation, Levin will teach about how to utilize data, evaluations, and personal perspectives to contrive the best new IEP plan possible. For $100, one may schedule a Coaching Session, or for $50, a Document Organization Session. During a Coaching Session, Levin will help the individual prepare and strategize effectively for the impending meeting. Likewise, during a Document Organization Session, Levin will place the focus on presenting a straightforward, easy-to-follow system that will implement proper arrangement and management of paper documents so that they may be used to their best potentiality.
To schedule one of the paid options above, or to simply find out more about CASE’s services, call (847) 556-8676. To find therapists, doctors, programs, etc. that are recommended by CASE parents based on their personal experiences, be sure to view CASE’s new “Resources” page, which features Institute for Therapy through the Arts.