• So Extra

    January 7, 2020 by

    I’m so EXTRA! These were the perfect words adorably emblazoned on the shirt a friend made* for my daughter, Grace. Grace is extra adorable (my unbiased opinion), empathetic, and persistent. She also happens to have an extra chromosome. As parents of kids with Down syndrome, we are eager to share that this makes our children… Read more

  • 9 Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting

    March 23, 2021 by

    1. Be prepared. See my post on 7 Ways to Prepare for an IEP Meeting for tips as well as some background information that will clarify the bolded terms presented below. 2. Remember, you are an essential part of the team. You’ve known your child longer than anyone in the room. Be confident and trust… Read more

  • 7 Ways to Prepare for an IEP Meeting

    March 11, 2021 by

    If you’re anything like me, awaiting IEP meetings is always nerve-wracking. I’ve found it critical to remind myself is that I am an important member of the IEP team with valuable input. As such, I’ve found that being prepared and knowledgeable about what I would like my daughter’s IEP to look like before going into… Read more

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