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Thursday's Tip To A Better IEP
10 common mistakes parents make during the IEP process
1. Believing the professionals are the only experts.
2. Not making requests in writing.
3. Not being familiar with Prior Notice of the Procedural Safeguards (34 CFR 300.503).
4. Requesting a related service instead of an assessment that supports the need for a related service.
5. Accepting assessment results that do not recommend the services you think your child needs.
6. Allowing the assessment information to be presented for the first time at an IEP meeting.
7. Accepting goals and objectives that are not measurable.
8. Allowing placement decisions to be made before IEP goals and objectives are written.
9. Allowing your child's IEP meeting to be rushed so that the school staff can begin the next child's IEP meeting.
10. NOT asking a lot of questions.
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Wear it Wednesday!
We wore our jeans with a purpose to raise money to help support the quality of life for individuals affected by 22q11.2 Syndrome and donated to The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc.
In honor of Ava Desiderato
Each month The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute spotlights a different developmental disability to help build awareness and educate others about the disability. Learn more HERE.
Washington, DC – This week, President Trump sent to Congress an amended budget proposal which included money for Special Olympics, reversing an attempt to cut the funding. However, many other cuts that could impact the lives of people with intellectual … Continue reading →
The Arc was concerned to read the Notice Statement on the reorganization of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) published in the federal register. As the “the principal agency in the department designated to lead aging and disability programs,” ACL … Continue reading →
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault and violence disproportionately affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), with findings from NPR revealing that people with I/DD are assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities. The first step … Continue reading →
By Nicole Jorwic People with disabilities are being tortured by shock devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center. These devices are worn by residents of JRC, an institution in Massachusetts for children and adults with disabilities. Staff members use remote controls … Continue reading →
Please note that all new graduates born after January 1, 1997, must go through the full DDD intake process—including the completion and submission of the DDD Intake Application and supporting documentation—to ensure eligibility.
Join the Coalition for a Direct Support Professional Living Wage Today!
Direst Support Professionals (DSPs) make it possible for many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead lives in their communities. They provide personal care, social support, and physical assistance individuals in a wide range of activities when needed. They work in a variety of settings including individual and family homes, group homes, supported apartments, schools, workplaces, recreational and fitness settings, etc. Currently, the need for DSPs exceeds the number of such professionals working in the field, and this workforce shortage is only expected to increase. New Jersey must address the workforce issues to ensure services will continue for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who depend on it.
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Putting a Spotlight On
Each month The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute spotlights a different developmental disability to help build awareness and educate others about the disorder. Click below to learn more about this month's spotlight and resources that are available to help.
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