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Dread your child’s IEP? Perhaps an IEP Advocate can help.

Dread your child’s IEP? Perhaps an IEP Advocate can help.

I talk with parents all the time who dread attending their child’s IEP. They describe that every IEP meeting leaves them feeling anxious, guilty, and incompetent, or makes them feel like a nag or a broken record. Today, I’m sharing with you a resource that you may not have heard of, but that might help… Continue Reading

How using the DM-ID-2 helps when counseling people with disabilities

How using the DM-ID-2 helps when counseling people with disabilities

I sometimes hear from therapists looking for tips on counseling people with disabilities. I almost always encourage them to pick up a copy of the DM-ID to ensure that they’re planning treatment with an accurate mental health diagnosis based on their client’s developmental needs. Because very few of them have ever heard of this diagnostic… Continue Reading

What special needs moms miss about self-care

What special needs moms miss about self-care

I have met with many special needs moms for counseling who get up obscenely early in the morning (we’re talking in the 3-4am range). They arise at this ungodly early hour so that they can drink their coffee or run or practice yoga before their family is awake. They try to call it their self-care… Continue Reading