Swimming in Alphabet Soup

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Do the terms IEP, 504, IDEA, FAPE, LRE, RTI, etc.  leave you feeling like you have done a swan dive into a bowl of alphabet soup?  All of these terms can be very overwhelming, and downright frightening at first. And just when you think you have a grasp on your knowledge…BAM…something gets changed or reauthorized! Read Write Baldwin County is here to help!

Our advocacy services are available on a variety of levels to help you better understand the processes, terms, and services being offered to your child in the public schools.    A Parent Consultation allows you to meet with a specialist to discuss your child’s IEP/504/other plan.  The Written Recommendation service will provide you with a report of suggested goals and accommodations for your child’s IPE/504/other plan. Meeting Attendance will provide you with a specialist to join you at school meetings to advocate for your child.   You decide what level of help best fits your situation.   Just like the first word in IEP our advocacy services are INDIVIDUALIZED for every child and every family.

Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, and we have a variety of educational experiences in both private and public-school settings. I spent 32 years as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools in Georgia. We all bring different experiences and knowledge to the table to help you navigate “the soup”.  

We look forward to hearing from you if you need Advocacy help.   

About the author: Mary Fuller is a retired teacher and speech-language pathologist. She spent 32 years in the Georgia school system. She loves antiquing, traveling and teaching. We are so happy to have her at Read Write!