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Example Supports
Provided for WTD Members

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For many children with unique needs and challenges school looks and feels very different.  Rather than a happy place of learning, school can feel difficult, confining, and frustrating.  With larger classroom sizes and with criteria that schools have to meet each year, schools
face real challenges in helping children with unique and special needs. 
At Wideningthedoors.com, our goal is to help facilitate solutions for parents and educators alike for the benefit of all students.  No child should ever feel overwhelmed by school.

Use the Step-By-Step Guidance below or click on the link above if you are unsure what types of support your child needs in school and you would like general information on where to begin 
  1. Education Goals and Standards for My Child is Being Held to

  2. My Child is Struggling in School.  Where do I Begin? 

  3. School Support My Child Might Need: 

    • Beginning Support Level Explained

    • Intermediate Support Level Explained

    • High Support Level Explained 

  4. Education Plans - 504, IEP, BIP, or Intervention: Which are Best for My Child? 

  • 504 Plan: Qualifying, Support Provided, and Parents Rights

  • IEP Plan:  Qualifying, Support Provided, and Parents Rights (Presentation)​​

    • IEP PDF Version​

  • Intervention Plan:  Evaluation, Support Provided, and Parents Rights

  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP): Qualifying, Support Provided, and Parents Rights

6.  Education Plans: Ensuring Parent and Student Input  

7. Education Plan Meetings: How to Prepare  

8. Education Plan and Education Plan Meetings:  Follow Up 

9. Helping the School - What is my Part and what is their Part?

10. Helping Your Child - Being Proud of Who They are and Their Progress

11. You Matter: Making Time for Yourself

Use the Information by Topic below or click on the link above to find specific information organized alphabetically by to help you advocate for your child based on your and your child's specific needs 

  • 504 Plans: Evaluation, Support Provided, and Parents Rights  

  • ADHD/ADD: Educational Signs, Definitions, and Supports 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder:  Educational Signs, Definitions, and Supports 

  • Behavior Intervention Plan: Qualifying, Support Provided, and Parents Rights 

  • Disability in Education Explained: Why Identifying as a Having One can Entitle a Child to School Supports and Protections and Common Types of Disabilities 

  • Disabilities Recognized by Special Education Law: Definitions and Support Available 

  • Educational Law

  • Education Goals and Standards for My Child  

  • Education Plans - 504, IEP, BIP, or Interventions: Which are Best for My Child? 

  • Education Plan Meetings: How to Prepare 

  • Education Plan and Education Plan Meetings:  Follow Up 

  • Educational Plan:  Parent and Student Input Recommendations and Rights 

  • Education Plans: Effective Plans for College and Careers 

  • Emotional Disturbance/Serious Emotional Disturbance: Educational Signs, Definitions, and Supports 

  • Helping Your Child - Being Proud of Who They are and Their Progress

  • Helping the School - What is my Part and what is its Part?

  • IEP Plan: Qualifying, Support Provided, and Parents Rights (Presentation)

    • ​IEP PDF Version

  • Intellectual Disabilities: Educational Signs, Definitions, and Supports 

  • Intervention Plan:  Evaluation, Support Provided, and Parents Rights

  • "Least Restrictive Environment" (LRE): Educating Your Child with Appropriate Inclusion and Less Stigmatization via IEPs 

  • Navigating School Districts 

  • Parents Rights in Education Plans 

  • School Discipline in Nevada: Removals, Suspensions, Expulsions, and Parents Rights Explained

  • School Support My Child Might Need in School: Levels of Support 

  • Struggles in School for My Child: Where do I Begin?

  • Specific Learning Disabilities: Signs, Definitions, and Supports

  • Special Education and "Disability" Debunked - Common Misconceptions 

  • Types and Level of School Support: Why Knowing About Them is Important and How to Get Them 

  • You Matter: Making Time for Yourself

Forms and Guides

​Our Forms and Guides are meant to make communicating and requesting support from your child's school easy and efficient as we know you are busy being parents!   

We use language supported by best practices and the law and that schools can easily understand to help you request what you need for your child.

 

Our Forms and Guides can downloaded, filled in online and saved and/or filled into print.  They can be brought to school meetings, attached to email, or dropped off at your child's school.  

 

Check back often as we will be consistently adding new Guides and Forms based on your feedback and needs! 

Virtual Town Hall Meetings
(with Q&A Sessions)

Virtual Town Hall meetings are 1 hour monthly events featuring Guest Speakers involved in Education including Teachers; Principals; Special Education Administration;  Parents; Psychologists; Education Lawyers; Educational Advocates; and Disability Specialists presenting topics and answering questions as identified by our members from their perspectives and based on their expertise.  
 

Please click the link above to see the dates and times of Meetings and to get your ticket to attend.  

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