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What Every Parent Should Know About Your Child’s IEP

The Woodlands will hold the latest in their Woodland Speaker Series, “Everything Parents Should Know But Aren’t Being Told About Their Child’s IEP,” on Wednesday April 20th, 2011. Parents will learn how to overcome their apprehension over the IEP meeting, while taking a look at the IEP document itself. The discussion will cover several topics: reading and interpreting IEP goals; learning how to participate in meaningful goal-setting at the IEP meeting; and avoiding common mistakes and potential IEP pitfalls.  This presentation is geared towards all parents, from the seasoned IEP veteran to the parent of a newly-diagnosed child venturing into their first IEP.  

The speaker for this presentation is Lori Breen, an advocate for individuals with special needs. She has written the forthcoming book I’m the One in the Paper Gown: A Lawyer, Teacher and Mother’s Journey Through Autism, and works within several local, state, national, and international organizations towards inclusive practices and early intervention for children with disabilities. 

To learn more about the Series, or to make a reservation to attend, please call the Woodlands Wellness and Fitness Center at (724) 935-5470 or email 

The Woodlands is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, year-round and fully accessible facility offering structured interactive and therapeutic recreational activities that enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses. Through partnering with more than 20 different charitable organizations, the Woodlands annually serves over 8,000 participants. Its programs include summer camps and weekend retreats that offer music, creative arts and sports enrichment activities. The Woodlands provides year-round aquatics and land based fitness programs located in the Woodlands Wellness and Fitness Center. The Woodlands also offers the regions only adaptive, par-3 golf course for adults and children with special needs. For more information about the Woodlands, visit our web site:

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