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Getting Started with an IEP

The Initial Special Education Voyage

The Initial Special Education VOYAGE

Does your child need an IEP? Where do you start? Go behind the scenes to learn how to get an IEP without the wait.

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The Special Education Cycle

10 Reasons to Request Testing

Does your child need a special education assessment? What are the signs? Get the right information, before you start.
 
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IEP and 504 Process

The Special Education Cycle

The Special
Education Cycle

IEPs are both a process and a Cycle. Whether you’re new to the voyage or knee-deep in IEPs, you need to know where you are and where you're going.

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6 Pillars of IDEA

6 Pillars of IDEA

Discover what FAPE, LRE, IEP, and comprehensive assessments REALLY mean under IDEA Law. Learn each term and walk into your next meeting with confidence.

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504 vs IEP Eligibility Comparison Guide

504 vs. IEP Eligibility

Confused about eligibility when it comes to an IEP or 504 Plan? How are they the same and different?

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Improving Your Journey

504 vs IEP Eligibility Comparison Guide

Prompt Hierarchy

How much support does your student need? Get the right tool to measure success in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). 
 
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The Ultimate 504 Guide

Special Education Attorney vs. IEP Advocate

Need to hire a professional? What do you look for in an attorney, advocate, or IEP coach? Know what to ask to make the right choice.

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5 Keys to Productive IEPS

Tired of long and frustrating meetings? Stop IEP drama and start to work as a team. Change your experience at the table and walk into your next meeting with confidence.

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Life Skills Advocate

Life Skills

Life Skills Advocate empowers neurodivergent individuals through coaching and digital resources. We focus on executive functioning and life skill development, supporting teens, adults, and families. Our team, many with lived neurodivergence experience, fosters a supportive and empathetic environment.

 

 

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MRM Edcuation

MRM Education

MRM Education offers personalized, 1:1 educational support to students K-undergrad. MRM's educator empowerment philosophy has lead to a team of elite educators who support their students over the long term. Our proven model, prioritizing confidence and trust, ensures goals are identified and met.

 

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Apex Social Group

Apex Social Group

Apex Social Group offers live-in child care solutions with tailored support for families with special needs. Their Care Professionals come from a therapeutic, health or educational background with experience in caring for children with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and more.

 

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Apex Social Group

The Mind by Design

Mind by Design is a team of educational psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and education specialists licensed in California whose training and experience began in schools. We bring this unique perspective to uncover your child’s strengths and areas for growth in school and life. 

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Apex Social Group

Autism Jumpstart

Autism Jumpstart empowers parents to use wait times effectively with actionable early intervention strategies for autistic children. Our "Jumpstart the Journey" program boosts social connections and language skills, providing engaging resources to promote developmental progress during crucial early years of peak brain plasticity.

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The Connected Parent

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