IEP Seasons: Mastering the Parental Playbook for Your Child’s Success!

Hey, beautiful people! Latina Nickelson, Special Education Advocate & IEP Coach, here on a mission to transform the Chaos to Collaboration℠ in the special education process. As we gear up for what is known as IEP Season, let’s dive into the intricate dance of being a parent for children receiving special education services in the […]

It’s Your Child’s Right to Be Included

Empowering Parents: A Guide to Turning Special Education Chaos into Collaboration℠ Hey, amazing people! 👋 It’s me, Latina Nickelson, Special Education Advocate & IEP Coach, moving families from Chaos to Collaboration℠ in the Special Education Process. Now, here’s the real talk – lately, I’ve been connecting with several parents who have high schoolers and never […]

Best Practices In Preparing for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

So you’ve got that IEP meeting coming up, and like many of us, you want to be ready to impact your child’s educational journey. It’s a maze, and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. But don’t worry. Here are the top 5 ways you can get ready for your next IEP meeting. 1. **Get […]

Navigating Microaggressions in Special Education: 5 Strategies for Combatting Them

**Navigating Microaggressions in Special Education: 5 Strategies for Combatting Them** In a time when teachers, administrators, parents, and the like have been called to the carpet regarding the words said about special education students. I want to talk about Microaggressions.  The subtle yet impactful behaviors can hinder the growth and well-being of individuals in various […]

Navigating the Rollercoaster Ride 🎢

Roller Coaster

Hey there, my fabulous folks! It’s that time again – school bells are ringing, and I know your minds are all  one those IEPs. Yep, I’m right there with you, and let’s be real, ain’t nobody excited about those IEP meetings that can feel like a rollercoaster rides from hell!  So picture this: you’re at […]

IEP Tip of the Day: The Power of Informed Parental Input

Hey there, amazing parents and caregivers! It’s Latina Nickelson, and here is my IEP tip to help you navigate the world of special education and ensure your child receives the best support possible. Today’s tip revolves around the crucial role of Parental Input in your child’s IEP. I always advise parents to prepare a thoughtful […]

Are Your IEP Goals SMART? Unlocking Success for Your Child’s Education! 🌟🎯

To my Instagram community, recently, I asked if your IEP goals were SMART, and now I’m excited to dive into the details of what that means. Let’s explore the nitty-gritty of IEP goal writing, where “SMART” is the key to unlocking your child’s potential for success! 📝✨ By making sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, […]

Find Your Peeps, tribe, or support team!

Hey, y’all! I recently had the incredible opportunity to connect with a group of amazing moms who are all on this unique journey of parenting children with diverse needs. Let me tell you, it was eye-opening, and the conversations we had left me with so much to reflect upon. Parenting in itself is quite the […]

ChildFind Mandate

Today, I want to dive into a topic that’s crucial because so many parents share stories of how “the school” will not help their child. Well have you heard of —the Child Find Mandate? Don’t worry, I’ll break it down for you in regular people’s language, so grab a cuppa and let’s get started! Now, […]

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