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Excerpt from National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities website:

Abstract: This article describes a popup guide available on the web to help parents of visually- or hearing-impaired children advocate for their child's educational needs in ARD meetings.

Key Words: blindness, visual impairment, deafness, hearing impairment, National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities, special education, IEP, ARD, NCSSD

With the help of parent organizations across the country, the National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities (NCSSD) has developed a series of disability specific help guides for parents, teachers, and administrators. Each one includes a series of commonly heard objections followed by some possible responses and the law that justifies those responses.

The Pop-Up IEP is intended to help parents respond to school administrators who can sometimes have priorities that are not clear to parents. As such, these tools provide administrators with the information they need to petition local school boards for the funding necessary to help each child reach his or her full potential.

The Blindness and Visual Impairment version provides information specifically intended to help parents, teachers, and administrators deal with the issues specific to students who are blind or have a visual impairment.

The Deafness and Hard-of-Hearing version provides information specifically intended to help parents, teachers, and administrators deal with the issues specific to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Significant Support Need version provides information specifically intended to help parents, teachers, and administrators deal with the issues specific to students who have some highly debilitating disability.