Summertime brings a perfect opportunity to get your child’s paperwork organized. We have two forms that we use when organizing files. You can download them here:
unit-1-cs and following-units-2-cs
We recommend having an organizational system that works well with your style. One typical system is to purchase a large 3-ring binder and insert the papers in order. Make sure you have a tab for school communication and print your e-mails and document your phone conversations with your child’s school. Christina has a 31 tote bag and keeps file folders organized by current IEPs, evaluations, and all pertinent documentation. It’s easy to carry to a meeting and can quickly find the folder needed on a moment’s notice.
We have found a terrific resource in organizing your child’s paperwork from the Understood website. You can find it here https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/ieps/how-to-organize-your-childs-iep-binder?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg
You can also find resources through our Pinterest page here https://www.pinterest.com/confidentsoluti/boards/
Remember, all special education paperwork will be accompanied with its own DEC5. If you would like to refresh your knowledge each type of form, you can look through our archives on past posts or send us an e-mail with your question! We love connecting with you and helping in any way we are able!
Christina and Wendy
Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a restful break. We are looking forward to the start of 2017 and everything a new year brings.
Reminders and Updates:
New Social Skills Classes
Next Sunday, January 8th we officially begin our new six-week sessions for our Mindful Thinking for Social Expectations classes. The “Play” class has one opening left for the 3rd-5th graders and a couple of open spots for the K-2nd grade group. If you’re interested in registering, please click here for details Registration Is Now Open. Registration will be open until Saturday, Jan. 7th.
Middle School OTB Club
We would love to have your middle schooler join our OTB Club! Our middle school group begins on Friday, January 13th. For details, please click here Middle Schoolers OTB (Outside The Box) Club
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us (thank you http://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/ for the definition). This parent and child class, will be taught once a month by Maria Haretmann. We will be hosting the class on Sunday January 22nd from 12:20-1:00 and again on Sunday February 19th from 12:20-1:00. Each class costs $20.00 which includes a parent and child. Additional children are $7.00. If you would like to sign up, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’re coming! We will send you a PayPal link to reserve your spot.
Free Parent/Guardian Class on Understanding the Components of an IEP
Our next free class on understanding the components of an IEP will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 10:00-11:00 and 12:00-1:00. If there is a specific part of an IEP that you would like to hear more about, please send us your thoughts to email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding any of the upcoming classes or sessions, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive our newest posts, you can “follow” our blog by entering your e-mail address on the home screen. You will receive e-mails sent directly to your inbox. We are hoping to add child yoga classes soon. We also have an IEP organizer in the “works.” You won’t want to miss it!
With Much Appreciation,
Christina and Wendy