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Be Prepared: Establishing Your Contribution to Your Child’s IEP Team

You’re a part of a team. You expect the members of the school team to attend an IEP meeting having prepared. You may expect them to have a draft IEP with them. You will expect them to have their Present Levels of Performance ready to report and to suggest goals for the next IEP. You expect them to know your child and to be prepared to discuss his progress. 

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Ashley Barlow
Start Thinking About an Estate Plan

You know how you’ll never be inspired to work out, but if you actually put on your gym clothes and gym shoes, you are more likely to make your way to the gym? Try the same approach with your estate plan. Try making the following decisions and taking the following actions. Consider that to be equivalent to tying up your running shoes. It may inspire you to call an attorney the following week and to finally start drafting your estate planning documents!

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Ashley Barlow
Functional Goals in IEPs

If you ask parents of children with disabilities what they want for their children in the special education setting, you discover that, by and large, they want what parents of typically-abled children want. They want the best for their child. 

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Ashley Barlow
“Fair” is What You Pay to Get on the Bus

Fairness.  What in the world is fairness?  As a divorce attorney, I preach about avoiding the word “fair.”  Kentucky’s dissolution statutes reference equity rather than equality, and I’ve never heard an attorney reasonably argue about fairness.  It’s impossible to be “fair” in dividing parents’ time with their children and in dividing a marriage’s assets.  Equitable?  Sure.  Fair?  What do ya mean?  Fair to you is far different than fair to me.

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Ashley Barlow