So everything went great this year?
I hope so! If you have a child with a visual impairment, I hope the IEP process was wonderful and stress-free, that all the parties involved agreed on the best course of action, that all the goals were met, and everyone got along great. I have heard of that happening, but it never happened to me. If you had that experience, please contact me to write a guest post for this blog!
If not, don't worry, you are not alone!
Have you heard of Wrightslaw? It's a fantastic resource for parents of children with special needs. It is full of guides, resources, and support groups for parents with children who have any kind of special need. It particularly deals with issues surrounding the educational system. It can be overwhelming to navigate the array of services that a child with special needs requires, and this site can help you find out everything you need to know. Wrightslaw is particularly great at helping you get the resources you need, not just learn what they are.
In addition to their wonderful website, Wrightslaw has conferences to attend as well.
Having a child with special needs can sometimes be isolating. Conferences were a great resource for me when Tyler was alive. Even though I knew there were other parents dealing with the same issues that I was, there is nothing like talking directly to someone who can understand what you are going through. It was so nice not to need to explain every term or acronym I used! I was never able to attend a Wrightslaw conference during Tyler's life, but I plan to go in the future. Here is a list of their upcoming conferences through 2013.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.