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“6 Tips to Calm Your Nerves Before and After Your Child’s IEP or 504 Meetings”

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I recall attending a school 504 meeting, as a single parent of a child with inattentive ADHD, where a panel of teachers, counselors, and administrators all sat across from me.

I had a sinking sense that I was being judged for my child’s behavior and struggles. I felt like I was on trial. At the same time, I felt the pressure of how important the meeting was for gathering information on my child’s progress and advocating for beneficial changes to their education.It turns out I was not alone.

As a mental health educator and psychoeducator today, I often hear from parents and caregivers about the distress they feel ahead of meeting with their child’s educational support team.School meetings are critical because they allow us as parents to to gather needed information and promote beneficial changes to our child’s education.

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