June 14, 2006
Families are often very overwhelmed by the special education process and the volumes of paperwork involved. Once a child is found eligible for my program, I give the family a 3 ring binder with dividers. I label sections for eligibility reports, current IEP, past IEP, report cards, and parental rights. I explain to families that this little gift is my way to help them to keep track of the papers they receive. It makes them feel better to know that I understand some of the feelings they are having about the process.