In the Beginning The High School Years Now that your child is in high school, you will need to start meeting annually with the school to create your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). You may have already begun the IEP process earlier i..
Preparation for the Journey Looking ahead, it might seem overwhelming to already begin thinking about your child’s transition from high school to adulthood. After all, he or she just started middle school. It is important to remember, though, tha..
Resources, toolkits and links to help you disable bullying Bullying: Special Needs Resources AbilityPath.org provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to help disable bullying. Do you have a resource to share? Contact us Pare..
Parents of a child with autism have a 24 hour a day; 7 day a week job that instead of paying them costs them astronomical amounts of money. According to the Autism Society of America, lifetime costs for caring for a child with autism can reach as high as ..
There isn’t a kid in the world who hasn’t occasionally wanted to skip school. But children who struggle with learning can grow to dread school so much, that every day becomes a battle to get them there. Brandy Stephenson* has had days that her 10-year..
Individualized Education Programs offer opportunities to combat bullying Although they may be targets, children who are bullied do not have to remain victims. With the appropriate tools and support systems in place, a child can be a part of changing the s..
Toolkit, resources and links to help encourage healthy habits Obesity: Special Needs Resources » (download the entire report) AbilityPath.org provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to help their children find balance and ..
Employment or College? After Graduation Whether your child goes on to a postsecondary education or not, he or she will need to transition into the “real world.” Depending on the level of their abilities, this may mean finding employment, enrolling the..
Finding opportunties in the classroom for teachers and students to disable stereotypes and bullying When Juliette Wallen, a mother in San Marcos, Calif., heard that her son, “J,” was being bullied at school, she quickly reached out to people at www.Br..
Parents are invested in improving their child’s vocabulary and reading skills. This is especially import for a child who has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This article provides a different spin on parent opportunities to help one’s child buil..