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Back To School Safety Tips

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Tue 25, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Our Facebook feeds are filled with iPhone pictures of kids holding their “First Day of School” signs, wearing their not-yet-scuffed shoes, sporting that cool new backpack, excited – if maybe a bit nervous – to find out what the coming year will bring. And in that same social media realm, parents are exchanging the, “We made it!” humorous posts about how glad we are to have the kids back in school, tinged also with a little bittersweet sadness over the end of summer and the ever-increasing speed with which the time seems to pass while raising kids.

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Tags: back to school medical alert jewelry, back to school, food allergies and schools, epi pens in school, school planning, school nurse

From IEP to 504: Navigating the School System

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Mon 30, 2014

When your child has health concerns, special needs, learning challenges, or any other condition or diagnosis that requires special accommodations, assistance, or awareness at school, there’s paperwork involved. And meetings. And then typically more paperwork and more meetings. But when you’re new to the diagnosis, sometimes, you simply don’t even know what to ask for. Here’s a little help getting started, from a mom who’s been there.

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Tags: autism, 504 plan, IEP, ADHD, ADD, special education, ESE, school planning

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