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Special Education Resources for Parents and Educators

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The Special Education Maze

As reported on the U.S. Department oF Education website, on IDEA:

From The Department of Education- Related To The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

The 39th Annual Report to Congress focuses on children and student with disabilities who received services specific to IDEA Part C for infants and toddlers or IDEA Part B for children and youth.

The report summarizes U.S. progress in:

1 providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for children with disabilities under IDEA, Part B and early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under IDEA, Part C,

2 ensuring that the rights of these children with disabilities and their parents are protected,

3 assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and

4 assessing the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.

The process of learning something new can be quite overwhelming. Especially when dealing with ever changing Special Education laws and requirements. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking and the education of your child can be affected.


There are many federal laws, and legal requirements that require a special knowledge base in order to understand. After years of college and years of experience in the field, Special Education Teachers become the experts. It does not happen overnight because both a college education and hands on experience in the field give us that authority.

Advocacy & Resources Available

I care about children with disabilities and their families. For all of my teaching career I have worked on behalf of the school districts while consistently maintaining quality relationships with parents, and empowering them to become advocates for their children.

The best situation is where the parents and the school team can work collaboratively together for the good of the child. I’ve witnessed many scenarios where this was not possible due to miscommunication, lack of knowledge, and/or disagreements.

Insider Tips for Parents Moving Forward

For insider tips on how to advocate for your child, and consultations if needed from an experienced professional with over 18 years experience in this industry, feel free to frequently visit the All Can Learn website

Stay in touch for critical information that will be presented along with resources from a former Special Education Teacher with over 18 years of experience, Advocate for children with disabilities, and New Teacher Mentor.

Simply put, I care. Although quite busy due to the demand for my consultation services, I feel a strong need and want to serve in this capacity.

Feel free to like, comment, follow, ask any questions in the comments section.

If you have sensitive questions requiring a private consultation, don’t hesitate to inquire and we’ll work together to meet your needs.

I’ve seen just about every situation you can imagine in the over 18 years I have in this field. Don’t hesitate if you have questions.

“I care about children with disabilities and their families”

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Apple Cider Vinegar-Natural Health

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If you’re into natural remedies, you will love apple cider vinegar. Check with your doctor first on medications to be sure it won’t cause side effects for you.

Disclaimer- this is not a replacement for medicine and is not for everyone.

How to use:

Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, with one glass of water. Drink.

Weight Loss

This is an add d benefit of using apple cider vinegar. You will lose weight and curb your appetite. Cravings for sugar and unhealthy food will decrease. You will begin to enjoy the way you feel by losing weight in a healthy way like this.

High Blood Pressure

Apple cider vinegar offers many health benefits. I’ve used it to keep my high blood pressure under control for years without medication, along with a proper diet.

Controls Stomach Acid

For stomach acid, apple cider vinegar is excellent. Stomach ulcers, and eating certain types of food can cause in increase in stomach acid. This can be very uncomfortable. Apple cider vinegar will help control this.

Body Deodorizer

It’s an excellent deodorizer. Mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 2 cups regular water. For convenience use it in a spray bottle, or jar. Spritz on yourself in the shower.

Check out some of it’s many other uses:

Some of the benefits of adding apple cider vinegar to your diet:

• Excellent as a hair rinse & for hair growth. Shampoo hair as usual, then use 1/4 cup ACV mixed with 2 cups or more of water as a final step. Rinse out with plain water. Use a water bottle for control of application:

• Help relieve heartburn

• Balance your entire inner body system by maintaining a healthy alkaline pH level.

• Helps stimulate cardiovascular circulation and helps detoxify the liver

• Cleanses the lymph nodes

• Can help with allergies by reducing mucous and sinus congestion

• Helps rid the body of candida through the natural enzymes found in raw apple cider vinegar

• Has been said to dissolve kidney stones, prevent flu and stomach illnesses, relieve nausea, and help with migraines

Disclaimer- this is not a replacement for medicine and is not for everyone

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Coping With Work Related Stress and Burnout

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Are you suffering with work related stress or burn out?  Every day life can be stressful when you have to balance work, home life, and other responsibilities.  Long hours, and strenuous work loads are difficult to handle.  Stress and work related burn out are both a recipe for disaster. It puts your health at risk.

I know of this all too well from dealing with work related stress on a daily basis. By the time I got home each day, I was completely exhausted.

Some may be experiencing work related burnout but not even know it.  Take a moment to pay attention to yourself, and determine if you are showing any signs.

Some Signs of Burnout

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Forgetfulness/Difficulty concentrating
  • Physical symptoms
  • Increased illnesses
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Depression.

If you are experiencing signs, don’t ignore,.  It could be work related. It could be home life? It could be a combination of stressful situations.

Come up with a plan to relieve the stress on a daily basis.  Go walking while at work during your lunch break.  Exercise at the gym.  How about bike riding?  Whatever you do, don’t ignore the warning signs.