#187: [workshop] Creating the Best IEP for Your Child with Karen Yingling

education, IEP, 504, school

Students impacted by trauma, early adversity, and chronic stress often struggle in classroom and education environments. Many adopted children qualify for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, but it can be tricky to find the accommodations that will help your child be successful.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to know when your child needs an IEP or 504.
  • Which accommodations are best.
  • How to advocate for your child and navigate meetings effectively.

Adoptive mom and SEAT-trained education advocate, Karen Yingling brings a wealth of experience to her role as a parent advocate. Her background includes facilitating the partnering process of multi million dollar public construction projects to bring together teams members towards a cohesive and shared objective of successful project delivery. She spent three years on the administration management team of a K-12 school working with parents and staff and training staff on trauma informed school practices. She has specialty training in parenting children with a trauma history.

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Email Karen at karen@aceadvocacy.net

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