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Author: Lisa Lightner

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I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.

This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.

Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.

Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education.

When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.
46 Episodes
I'm discussing each section of the IEP and tips for each.IEP Transition: How to make it successful for your Adolescent and Young Adult.Legal Guardianship and your Adult Child with Disabilities {What Parents Should Know}
I'm discussing each section of the IEP and how to use it. Today, we're talking about what is arguably the most important section of the IEP.
I'm discussing each section of the IEP and tips for each one. Today it's Special Factors in the IEP aka Special Considerations.
I'm discussing each section of the IEP and tips for each. Should you sign the Medicaid form? And what about Procedural Safeguards?
I'm discussing the various parts of the IEP and tips for each. Today, the attendance sheet. Not as boring as it sounds, I promise.
I'm discussing each individual part of the IEP and what parents need to know. Today, the Cover Page. Might seem innocuous, but not always.Double check this item on the front page of your IEP.
Truancy and your IEP

Truancy and your IEP


By this time of the school year, absences are starting to rack up.School Absences, Truancy and IEPs: What Parents Need to Know.
Graduation day is almost here, but what if you're doing a 13th year?Can my child “walk” with graduating class even though she is not graduating?
I'm already thinking about summer vacation.Don't forget that I have dozens of Disability and Sensory Friendly Travel Reviews on the blog.
We are in the throes of IEP season and everyone is looking for a special education advocate.
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