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Most students experience additional stress at the start of a new school year because of numerous changes including new buildings, teachers, staff, peers, and schedules. In addition, there is so much to cover and establish at the start of a new school year, many...

Decreasing inappropriate behaviors for students can be a formidable task in education today. As a result, Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are both incredibly helpful and can sometimes seem overwhelming. When a student’s behavior is inhibiting his/her own learning or the learning of others in...

A key element in helping teens cope with stress starts with an individual being aware of what causes their stress. Responsibilities, work intensity, broken routines, illness, and emotional and environmental factors can all contribute to a teen’s stress level. Their ability to manage stress is...

There are many different tools available for teachers to teach important concepts to students with disabilities including the use of a graphic organizer. Some of you might be familiar with the concept of this important tool while others might be wondering:...

While self-advocacy is important life skill for all individuals, in many cases it is even more essential for Transition age students (ages 14-18). Self-advocacy involves understanding personal motivations while developing goals. ...

Educators work with students of all different abilities and needs. Unfortunately, some of the toughest students have cognitive and/or behavioral needs that can make the education process difficult for many. What follows in this blog is a series of helpful guidelines that can be...

Transition planning is one of the most important and beneficial functions of having an IEP for students with special needs. Transition meetings are commonly held to discuss movement from one school level to another, or even from one job or program to another as a...

Once a child reaches the age required by their State and/or Indicator 13, they formally begin planning for their Transition to adult life including identifying postsecondary goals. Parental involvement in the transition process is essential since they accompany their child through their school and life...