FETA Group - Study/Discussion Group - Section 4 Special Education Law - Sunday, October 26, 2014

The From Emotions to Advocacy (FETA) Group Sacramento, Special Education Survival Guide discussion group meet-up is long overdue!

Join other parents and caregivers for an afternoon chat about Special Education Law and how to support the educational rights of our students with disabilities.

**Date Change from October 19 to October 26, 2014**
Sunday, October 26, 2014
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Espresso Metro
2104 11th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95819

We are continuing our study of "Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy, Special Education Survival Guide", Section 4, Special Education Law (chapters 13-20). This section reviews the various statutory and regulatory laws for special education (IDEA, ADA, and NCLB). 

Key terms used in this section:


FETA Group Sacramento - Next Meet-Up is December 8, 2013.

Join FETA (From Emotions to Advocacy) Group, Sacramento - The Special Education Survival Guide discussion group for the next monthly meet-up!

Connect with other PARENTS WHO GET IT!!
Often the most beneficial supports a parent of child who receives special education services can have is getting together with other parents. Parents who understand can help each other by sharing their experiences and giving real life examples that will help others in their situations. 

Sunday, December 8, 2014
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Espresso Metro
2104 11th Ave. (at Freeport Blvd.)
Sacramento, CA 95818
Neighborhood: Curtis Park

This group is open to the public. There is no cost to participate other than to buy your own book.

Espresso Metro


Developing a Master Plan For Your Child's Future

Why A Master Plan?

In Chapter 2, we focused on the MASTER PLAN. If you want your child to grow up to be an independent adult, think about what he/she needs to learn before leaving the public school system,

Typical *Transition Plans through the school district often happen too late (age 14-16). Start building towards that plan now! Modify the plan as the child grows and matures.

Whether a child has special needs or not -- this is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child.

You can do this whether or not you are participating in the FETA cohort study group. We will provide some tools below. 

What is a master plan?

MASTER PLAN is like a strategic plan and generally contains the same types of elements. Many of us follow strategic plans everyday where we work, and we know that we have to in order to be successful in our jobs. Most of us fail to plan in our personal lives. Having a plan with strategies and goals can help our families get to where we want to be in life. Imagine also weaving in long term life plans for your child into your family's master plan. This is different than the status quo, simply going from year to year, thinking about short term annual IEP goals and hoping for the best. 

Wrightslaw refers to the five main components of the master plan:

  3. GOALS
How to fill in your plan: