In a former life, I was a special education teacher. I actually started my first blog, Bed Rested Teacher, when I was on, bed rest (hence the name). It’s when I got the blogging bug. Once I decided to stay home, I realized that a maintaining a teacher blog while I was no longer teaching wouldn’t be the best choice. You can see my previous posts, including a LOT of free printables, here!
As a teacher, one of my schools was strict about the information I could give parents to advocate for themselves. This was extremely difficult for me (and the opposite of the other school I was in). I am passionate about the education students with disabilities receive. It breaks my heart when I hear about a bad experience a parent has had with another teacher or school. It’s what has made me want to make sure parents of children with disabilities have the knowledge they need to advocate for themselves.
One way I knew I could help would be through creating a few printables for their family binder and/or planner. While these printables can work for teachers, I designed them originally with parents in mind. If you are a parent of a child with disabilities and are unsure of your rights, Wrights Law is a great resource. Let’s look at the free printables you will be receiving below.
If you’re looking for other school planner inserts for parents, click here.
Special Education Planner Inserts and Family Binder Inserts
The first three printables are IEP at a glance worksheets. I have created a version for parents and teachers. This is all of the main information you need to be keeping track of as a parent or a teacher. As a parent, it’s important to know what your State’s laws/best practices are for sending out parental meeting notices and draft IEPs. By tracking the dates of your IEP and notices, you can make sure your child’s case manager is following the correct protocol.
For the services page, it’s important to know what services your child is receiving. If you’re a teacher, it’s also important for you. Aside from your own services (if you are the provider as well), you need to keep track of the other professionals such as speech and language pathologist that see your student. If you’re a parent, you want to keep their contact information close so that you can easily get a hold of them if needed.
Parent Version Page 1
Teacher Version Page 1
Parent & Teacher (Same Version) Page 2
Parent & Teacher (Same Version) Contact Tracker
As a parent or a teacher, keeping a log of all communication is so important. As a special educator, you have to maintain some sort of contact log. This is the perfect tool to print and take with you while making a phone call or to write a summary on from an e-mail. As a parent, please keep track of all conversations you have and any actions the case manager/specialist says they will complete. Frequently check back with your contact trackers to make sure the staff is following through.
*Side note for Parents and Teachers – While talking on the phone with a parent/teacher can be easier to tell tone, sometimes it’s not worth the struggle of remembering everything from the conversation. By using e-mail, you are creating paper trail. If a teacher/parent says they are going to do something, you have it in writing. I always tell parents to make sure they are using e-mail. If you are requesting to determine if your child needs to be tested, put it in a written letter and send/drop it off at the school (make sure to make a copy before you mail it and always write down the date you sent it/the school received it. That’s the date the timeline starts).
The set includes:
- IEP at a glance for parents (pages 1/2)
- IEP at a glance for teachers (pages 1/2)
- Contact tracker
Notes on Using the School Info Printables
- They come in Letter size, A5, and Classic Happy Planner. For the mini, print the A5’s at 79%.
- If you print the letter size, I suggest getting a 1 or 1 1/2 inch binder.
- The style for the printables will remain the same: simple and black and white (except for the covers). I don’t want you to use up all of your ink trying to print out these printables, Also, just because I love pink, doesn’t mean you all would have wanted pink organizers.
- Colors may vary. Printers print differently depending on many factors. (The printer I use is a more expensive unit that uses pigment ink).
- Print on cardstock for added durability. (this is my favorite from Amazon)
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