Special Ed Mom Survival GuideHow to prevail in the special education process and discover life-long strategies for you and your child.
Special Ed Mom Survival Guide
How to prevail in the special education process and discover life-long strategies for you and your child.
By Bonnie Landau, MS, PPS
Special Ed Mom, Educational Consultant, Advocate
You are your child’s best hope of having a successful educational experience. I know that there’s a big team at school who say they know best how to help your child. The truth of the matter is, YOU are the consistent thread from that early preschool experience on up through high school and beyond. You will always be there for your child making sure that he or she gets exactly what they need.
You need to have confidence in your ability to lead because there will be a lot of naysayers along the way. A lot of people will tell you that you can’t do it, or you shouldn’t do it, or you don’t know what you’re doing. You have to be strong enough to follow your own intuition, to follow your own gut reactions, to follow your research, and to know that you’re on the right path. You must BELIEVE with every ounce of your being that you are the expert on your child. Even if you do not have the formal education, you know better than anybody how to help your child succeed.
This guide helps you navigate this unexpected path. It includes insights from a Special Ed Mom who has been through the gamut from fighting districts with a lawyer to finding solutions that brought real results. You will learn the best way to manage the district, the best options for helping your child, and how to care for yourself while navigating this crazy journey.