Young Boy Relaxing and Having Fun in Swimming Pool on Yellow Raft. Summer Vacation Fun. Relaxing Lifestyle Concept.

For many families, summer is the time to double up on therapies and “catch-up” in preparation for the next school year.

I am certainly reluctant to add to the parent “to-do” list, however, as a specialĀ  needs attorney, I suggest the following:

  1. Remember to build in fun. I know that my son was tutored all summer and expressed on more than one occasion how unfair it was that he was sitting in a room doing work when other kids weren’t.
  2. Summer is a good time to schedule an evaluation by a psychologist, psychiatrist or other therapist.
  3. Organize your records. This should include any evaluations, assessments and IEP documents.
  4. Determine what you feel are the educational priorities for your child in the upcoming school year. Make a list.
  5. Plan an informal meeting after the first 30 days of school. Get this on the calendar soon if possible.
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About Micki Moran

Micki Moran is the founding partner of The Child and Family Law Center, Ltd. She dedicates her practice to providing legal assistance to children and families who are in need of representation in the areas of special education, disability law, juvenile and young adult criminal law, abuse and neglect, guardianship, and mental health issues. Micki's practice is founded on the principle that children and their families require and deserve excellent legal representation with a multidisciplinary approach that works with multiple systems of care and creates communities that support and improve the quality of all peoples' lives.
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