Hey Community! We asked you about your favorite tips and tricks for getting through the holidays. Here are the top 6... Have sound blockers available at all times. Keep your child's favorite snacks on hand. Traveling? Plan ahead with a social story and written schedule. Make sure your child's favorite toys and fidgets are on hand. At gatherings or crowded spaces, plan an escape route or identify a quiet location to retreat to if needed. Know your limit. Sometimes parents need a snack or quiet location, too! Sound familiar? These are great tips for all family members, huh?
Heading back to school is always a big deal in our house. It is a time of huge transition and change. That transition causes increased excitement and increased anxiety. Sometimes that looks the same in my household. I have learned over the years that some strategic planning can help ease some of the back to school jitters. The following are my top seven tried and true tips for a smooth transition (or relatively smooth) back to school. IEP or 504 - If your child has an IEP or 504, find it and review it. If you don’t know where it is or don’t have a copy, request one from the school or your child’s case manager. It is important to know what is included in the document and what might be missing. One-Page Profile - Create a one-page profile. A one-page profile is a great way to capture key information on how to best support your child in the classroom and other environments. FACT Oregon has examples and templates that you can use to create one. Parent Inpu