The Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent is a magazine providing practical information and guidance to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. It was founded in 1971 and is published monthly by Psy-Ed Corp.Subjects include disabilities. The editor in chief is Rick Rader.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 9, September

Are "All Men (and Women) Created Equal?": Advances Have Been Made in the United States and Other Countries, but We Have a Long Way to Go to Reach Any Semblance of Equality between Individuals with Disabilities and the General Public
"... Abraham Lincoln asked his listeners why the Declaration of Independence asserted that 'all men are created equal.' Not because the founders believe that all men had already attained equality, Lincoln said. That was an 'obvious untruth.' The founders'...
Back to School & Special Needs: What I Learned
We adopted our daughter, Ani, from a Bulgarian orphanage when she was six years old. At the time, her deficits were so severe and so overwhelming, we were lost on how to help her or even where to start. Ani came to us without language, without social...
Change of Plans
He let me in his world for an entire 45 minutes. I asked Broden, "Is it time?" He looked at me and said, "Time for school." School has started so my taxi driving hours have significantly increased this past week. By the middle of last week, my son,...
Choosing the Best Therapist for Your Child
The world of child and adolescent mental health is unfamiliar and often bewildering. Deciding whether your child would benefit from therapy and then finding the best treatment can be a difficult undertaking because it is hard to know who to trust with...
College Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
INTRODUCTION: College is the dream of many students across the country, and the ladder to economic opportunity, independence, and a first job [1]. Now, evidence suggests that college provides the same opportunities for students with intellectual...
Dyslexia: Legislative Updates Supporting Innovative Pathways toward Student Achievement in Reading
Since its inception in 1975, the original legislation, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Pubic Law 94142), has evolved and matured to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) within an ever widening, least restrictive environment...
Fluid Dynamics
Poop and pee are hardly strangers to Direct Support Professionals. The DSPs have to return the situation to its pre-event status and do it with dignity, respect, grace and reverence to the individual. It's been a hot summer in the South, and virtually...
Go Play: Despite the Risk!
"I am a big believer in physical activity for wellness in general, and certainly for strength," says Megan Henry, Director of Athletics at Columbus School for Girls in Bexley, Ohio. "Those years before puberty are critical times for kids to build bone...
IEPS, 504 Plans and Behavior Contracts
According to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, during the school year 2012-2013, almost 13 percent of children enrolled in public school received some form of specialized education. These include children who...
Levels of Performance & Your Child's IEP: When Working with Your School's IEP Team Members, Keep the Focus on Identifying Your Child's Current Ability to Access the School Curriculum
An IEP is your child's roadmap to an appropriate education. No map can help you, however, if you don't know your starting point. That is why the IEP must contain objectively measured assessments of your child's abilities before it can be an effective...
Military Life: Tuition Help for Military Children
Like all parents, service members often need help to pay the high cost of college tuition. Fortunately, many scholarships, tuition assistance programs and benefits exist just for the children of service members. But finding the right programs could...
Novel, Campus-Based Center Designed to Enhance Well-Being and Performance of Undergraduates with Disabilities
WELCOME RECEPTION: The front desk and waiting area. The NeuroTraining & Research Center occupies a 1200 sq. ft. suite in a multi-use building near the center of campus. It consists of a large waiting room, a front office for a receptionist, and...
Parents & Teachers Can Combat Bullying Together: Along with Academic Achievement, a Goal of the Educational Experience Is to Learn How to Have Successful Social Relationships Both Inside and outside of the Classroom That Continue through Adulthood
However, physically seating a student into a classroom -mainstream or self-contained -does not automatically ensure social acceptance. Problems with learning and communication can cause a child with special needs to be misunderstood, left out, teased,...
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Sarah & Edison: A Story of Empowerment
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The Autism Science Foundation's 2016 Research Accelerator Grant Recipients
The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative autism research has announced two additional recipients of its 2016 Research Accelerator Grants. These grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress,...
The Education of Grace and Her Classmates
On September 1, 2016 Grace will walk into James Memorial High School in Madison, WI with her best friends, Luke and Nicole, and enjoy all the perks that come along with being a senior in high school." ~ Grace's mother Shannon As the summer is coming...
The Effects of the ESSA: (Every Student Succeeds Act) for Children with Disabilities
WHAT IS THE ESSA? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA is replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB.) The Council of Chief State School Officers has a chart and narrative on the...
The Physical Part of Education
In 1990, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was passed, requiring that all people with disabilities, of school age, have access to Physical Education in a normal school environment. Does your child participate in physical education...
What Type of Assistance Is Available to Students with Disabilities?
In an economic environment characterized by ever increasing tuition costs, financing a college education oftentimes seems an insurmountable obstacle for many young people hoping to achieve a college degree. In addition to tuition, fees, and supplies,...
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