11 Back to School Special Needs Posts for Parents

Back to school special needs posts can be hard to find, so Different Dream has compiled 11 that have been featured on the website in the past.

Back to school posts for parents of kids with special needs can be hard to find. And what parent has time to unearth them while caught in the back-to-school whirlwind. So Different Dream has compiled 11 of its best back to school posts for parents of kids with special needs. Here they are in chronological order of appearance on the website.

#11: Back To School, Coffee and a Little Nostalgia

Guest blogger Kimberly Drew serves up nostalgia and coffee, along with some proactive tips to help kids with special needs make a successful transition in Back To School, Coffee, and a Little Nostalgia.

#10: Eight Ways to Advocate at School for Kids with Special Needs

Mary Ashby, a consultant with the CLC Network, offers with tips for parents in Eight Ways to Advocate at School for Kids with Special Needs.

#9: Back To School–Eight Tips for a Smooth Transition

Different Dream’s founder, Jolene Philo, draws upon her experiences as both parent and teacher, to provide these Eight Tips for a Smooth Transition.

#8, 7, 6, & 5: How To Be Part of Your Child’s Special Education Team

This 4 part series, based on a panel discussion comprised of blue ribbon special education professionals, gives parents the inside school on how to be effective members of their children’s special education team.

Part One: 7 Ways to Advocate Before an IEP Meeting
Part Two: 4 Special Needs Obstacles to Avoid at School
Part Three: 10 Ways to Advocate at a Difficult IEP Meeting
Part Four: 3 Strategies for Good Communication after an IEP Meeting

#4: Ten Positive Ways to Advocate at School

Are you getting the idea that parental advocacy is an important component of a child’s successful school year? You are absolutely right, and this post suggests 10 Positive Ways to Advocate at School.

#3: Four After School Tips to Lower Stress in Kids with Special Needs

Child psychologist Liz Mathies shares her expertise by outlining Four After School Tips to Lower Stress in Kids with Special Needs. Her ideas are practical and doable, so take a look.

#2: Four Ways to Support Medically Fragile Children at School

Mom and guest blogger Deborah Arrona shares Four Ways to Support Medically Fragile Children at School she’s learned as the mom of a medically fragile daughter.

#1: Six Tips to Gear Up for a New School Year

Barb Dittrich, founder of Snappin’ Ministries, shares Six Tips to Gear Up for a New School Year gleaned from her years as the parent of a child with special needs.

Other Great Back to School Special Needs Posts?

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Jolene Philo is a published author, speaker, wife, and mother of a son with special needs.

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