Saturday, May 30, 2009

Special Education Law

I recently attended a 2-day Wrightslaw conference right here on Maui and came away with tons of information on special education law & advocacy training. I highly recommend parents of children with special needs to attend if they are ever in your area. Thank you Peter & Pam Wright (and Autism Bridges Maui) for taking the time to further educate us!

Section 1400 - Finding and Purposes
Section 1401 - Definitions
Section 1412 - State Responsibilities ("Catchall" statute)
Section 1414(a,b,c) - Evaluations and Reevaluations
Section 1414(d) - IEPs
Section 1415 - Procedural Safeguards

Tiana Loves Showers Now

When Tiana was little (even smaller than she is now, haha) she loved her baths & showers. Then for the longest time she hated getting her hair wet because of the water on her face. She would scream like you wouldn't believe until we were out of the shower completely and then she would act as if nothing happened (SHEESH!). Well, as of recently Tiana has been loving the shower especially when I rinse her hair and the water flows down onto her face...WHAT?? I have no idea what changed it, all I know is the shower experience is a more enjoyable one! YIPPEE!!