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Back to school tips & tricks by Heather Olivier

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 yourchild 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 Oregonhas examples and templates that you can use to create one. Parent Input Statement - Do you have a…