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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

What are we, Coaches, Advocates, or Troublemakers?

I guess the answer to that is based on who you ask and the time and place. You see, when I am talking to families, I am an advocate because I have been there and gone through it and survived (kinda). I can relate to the kind of energy it takes just to make it […]

What you need to know if your Student has School Behavior Problems

What’s the FBA (in my Mary J voice) or You know me? BIP I crack myself up with that title.  Anywho, in my last blog post, I discussed how to approach behavior differently. I even admitted that I was in the “they just need discipline crew of family and friends.” Let me be the first […]

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