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April 2017 | Volume 74 | Number 7
Differences, Not Disabilities
Janice Fialka and Emma Fialka-Feldman
Can IEP meetings get past the labels and diagnoses, and reaffirm the humanity parents see in their children?
It's that time of year!
No, it's not a major holiday when school hallways and bulletin boards are decorated with colorful posters. It's IEP time—when students, their family members, and educators sit around a table to review individualized education plans; to share experiences, progress, test results, and insights; and to plan for the upcoming year. It's often a time of mixed emotions: anticipation, celebration, and creativity, but also worry, frustration, and sometimes even dread.
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