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If you attend our meetings, you may have seen a familiar face on TV commercials recently.  We are all very proud of the Children Apraxia Network's Vice President and Educational Consultant Cheryl Johnson, who was one of the 800 teachers nominated for the NJ Award of Excellence, and then selected as one of the only three out of the 800 as the "Best of the Best," and asked to be filmed for TV commercials to represent the "The Award Of Excellence In Teaching!" 

US Department Of Education
The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and State and local educational agencies.

New 2000 IEP Guide

IEP Guide
IEP info.  This list is strictly for IEP related info only!  Upon subscribing, you will receive several [not all] of the files [PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE OR GET A LARGE EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR THE INITIAL DOWNLOADS]  which are the IEP guide. Please introduce yourself by sending in the questionnaire in your welcome message by posting it to the group and check the links and files sections for other info which may be helpful to you.
IEP Guide egroup

Speech Therapy Matrix
Seek private evaluations from an ASHA certified SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) as well as medical evaluations from a neurologist and a developmental pediatrician who are knowledgeable about apraxia as well as other disorders.  Bring these evaluations to your child's school with the guideline at this link which is a guidelines for how much speech therapy a child should have in school. 
Speech Matrix

Great school information from ASHA
You can find school service questions and answers here
ASHA

And even more great school information from ASHA
Here you will find a 
ASHA

Getting Control Of The IEP Process
How to use over 100 changes to the law to get your child what he deserves.

Reed Martin Manual

Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright.
Wrightslaw

Due Process Between A School And A Child With Apraxia
This is a long but interesting law case from April 25, 2000 between a student with not only oral apraxia, but global apraxia, and his school.  (He wins!)
Actual Law Case

Special Ed Process, Procedure, Resources
Written in layperson's terms, so you can understand what you need to do to protect your child.  Put together by a parent who has been there.  This site is written for the laws in NJ, but many of the links apply to anywhere in the country.
Education Resource

Education-Advice From A Parent Who Has A Child With Apraxia
A Parent's Advice

Oral Motor Programs In Schools
On Line Opinions

"Writing Individual Education Programs (IEP) for Success" by Barbara D. Bateman
"IEP - The Process"
by Haley A. Tomey
IEP Information

Preparing For Your IEP
IEP Process

Sample IEP
For A Three Year Old

Writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) For Success Part 1 of 3 - Learning Disabilities Association
Writing IEPs

IEP Guide web page
IEP Guide

Checklist for Effective IEPs
IEP Check List

Fast facts on IEPs
IEP Facts

SERI-Special Education Resources On The Internet
SERI

International Association Of People With Disabilities
TASH

Jamal Mazrui
Empowerment

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network / SPAN
SPAN

Parents Helping Parents
PHP

Family Village
Family Village

Parent Advocate Website
Healthy Place

Preparing For Your IEP
Sample IEP

Writing IEPs For Success
Bateman



IDEA Information



Wrights Law IDEA

IDEA The Law

IDEA Practices

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Copyright 1998 
Last modified: Friday, June 03, 2005

To find your way around the CHERAB part of this site please click here for the index.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead, anthropologist