Educational laws are in place to help protect our children and to ensure that they receive a “fair and appropriate public education.”
What does this mean?
And how can I make sure that my child receives the help he or she needs to be academically successful?
How do I navigate the process of developing an Individual Academic/Educational Plan (IAP/IEP)?
At best, the “legalese” is confusing. And while these laws exist to protect, actually receiving the full advantage of legislation requires incredible resources, both monetarily and with professional staffing. Many school systems are under intense pressure to minimize the outlay of resources.
Working with Horizon Family Solutions, you’ll have the support of our staff who will guide you through the process with ease. HFS can help guide you through the eligibility and IEP development process to ensure the best possible outcome for your child’s academic success.
Attending IEP meetings until an acceptable agreement is reached
Helping parents and child to understand the nature of the learning difference or behavior issue
In-depth review of academic records to date
In-depth review of standardized testing results and psych-educational assessments
Psycho-educational evaluation and tutoring referrals
Recommendations for accommodations and modifications to IEP
Review and explanation of educational law and children’s rights
Working with the parents and school support team to develop 504, IEP/IAP plans, and behavior management plans
Attending resolution, mediation and Due Process hearings advocating for the child’s rights
Referrals for therapy and treatment options
Recommendations for alternative educational placement, when necessary