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'It was clear at the IEP meeting that he [the consultant] had spoken to the parents and while he was certainly representing them and their desires for their child, they also had been well-informed of some of the challenges their child was having at school.  Getting the best services for the student was easy with his help--he seemed like a 3rd-party independent observer."


- Special Educator, Arlington County Public Schools



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Past newsletters

Polar Bear Plunge; Welcome to Kelly Andrews; ABCs for Life Success to present at 2012 COPAA conference

Jan 25, 2012

Welcome Kelly Andrews to our consulting team! Be sure to attend these sessions at the COPAA (Council of Parent Atttorneys and Advocates) conference: "Parent Counseling and Training: Should it be a related service on your child's IEP?" by Michelle Davis and "A+ IEP Created, What Now?" by Amy Mounce.


Eligibility Determination and Happy Thanksgiving Nov 23, 2011

This newsletter discusses the process for determining eligibility for special education and related services.


Evaluations Form the Foundation of Your Child's Educational Program Oct 26, 2011

The Assessment Division at ABCs for Life Success can match your concerns about your child's progress with the evaluations that will provide the most meaningful information.


Stage 2 of the IEP Process: Referral and Screening Sept 7, 2011

The referral and screening stage begins with a written request for referral for special education screening and services. The process varies by school system; your ABCs for Life consultant can assist you in determining the appropriate documents and procedures.


Tips for back to school; new parent education classes August 26, 2011

What can you do to make this a success school year for your child? And new, starting this fall: Progress Monitoring Course and Parent Education and Counseling Course.


Stages of the IEP Process, new parent training and counseling August 4, 2011

With this newsletter, we begin a monthly discussion of each of the 9 stages of the IEP process.  Stage 1, prereferral, prescreening, and general education intervention, is introduced, along with tips for parents at this stage. Our new parent training and counseling service starts this fall! Be sure to sign up for these convenient, weekly phone sessions facilitated by one of our expert consultants.


Summer testing and camp counselors July 21, 2011

Summer is the perfect time for assessments and standardized testing. The Assessment Division of ABCs for Life Success offers a wide variety of standardized academic tests, curriculum-based assessments, independent educational evaluations, and functional behavioral assessments.  And remember to ask you child's camp counselors to provide feedback in writing to add to your records.


Congratulations graduates and new website June 16, 2011

Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and diligence this year. We are honored and proud to work with you and your families every day!!


Wednesday May 4th is IDEA Fairness Act Call-in Day May 4th, 2011

ABCs for Life Success joins COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and over 120 national and state organizations to support this important legislation. Please help by contacting your Senators and Representatives.


Bethesda Literary Festival Author's Reception April 12, 2011

Meet the authors of School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.


Book Signing at Barnes and Noble February 15, 2011

Dr. Eric Levine and Dr. Vince Culotta will be presenting their new book School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders at this special event.


January events January 10, 2011

Invitation to special advocacy workshops and Special Needs Training Institute class.


Happy Holidays December 23, 2010

Information about one-day advocacy workshop and training institute class, article by Paul Livelli “Use of Visual Schedules for Students with Autism” and holiday greetings.


New Book and Special Events November 17, 2010

Announcing our newest book: School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; advocacy workshop “Advocates to the Rescue”.


Recruit for Autism Walk October 21, 2010

Join our team for Walk Now for Autism Speaks on the National Mall.