Behavior is Communication

This Parents’ Guide to FBAs, Behaviors, Behavior Plans is very helpful in understanding how to address behavioral issues in your child’s IEP. One of our goals at snkids.org is to focus on the systems and policies that contribute to the disproportionate level of special needs kids’ suspensions and expulsions… so perhaps this well-written summary is […]

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Flip It In 2018! BBQ

Hosted by the San Mateo County Democratic Party 5 August 2018 – Noon to 4PM Twin Pines Park, Belmont Join us at Flip It In 2018! snkids.org will be attending the BBQ. Stop by. We’d love to meet you and hear what you have to say and how we can help. We need your help! If […]

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1st Annual Inclusion Festival

Hosted by the San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities 2 August 2018 – 11AM to 3PM Burton Park, San Carlos, CA snkids.org was at the 1st Annual Inclusion Festival! It was a great opportunity to meet with members of the community and other groups who care about special needs, disabilities, inclusion, and a range of […]

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You are not your child’s best advocate

You are not your child’s best advocate (probably) It’s the first thing you start hearing when you find out that you are a special needs parent… You are your child’s best advocate It sounds good. But, it sure doesn’t feel true. Yes, you care more about your child than anyone else. But, you aren’t an […]

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Food for Thought

While we are dedicated to achieving better outcomes for all special needs kids at snkids.org, I personally believe that society often puts mental health in a different category of need and concern than other special needs.  This statement is admittedly biased and is based solely upon my own personal experience with my child with special […]

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Engaging Your District Regarding the LCAP

LCAP = Local Control Accountability Plan; A required document, which must be approved by your School Board on an annual basis in connection with its approval of the District’s Budget. If you want to learn more about your District’s LCAP, this resource suggests the following questions to pose at LCAP community-input meetings: What are the […]

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EDge Publication – Winter 2018

This is worth the read! The EDge Newsletter_winter2018_whole_final We have identified a lot of these issues at snkids.org, and we’re excited that our ideas are being discussed at the State level! Yes!! ONWARD to better outcomes for all special needs kids!  

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Speak Up For Our Kids

As noted in this article, there is a clear (and repeating) disconnect between laws protecting special needs kids and the actions of our current federal administration. The only way to change this is to know our kids rights, and to speak up! Join us as snkids.org as we champion the rights of students, educate parents […]

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Mental Health Education Curriculum Adopted in NY and VA

As discussed in this article, mental health education in schools to help kids understand the early signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in themselves and friends is currently only mandated in New York, where mental health instruction takes place from kindergarten to grade 12, and Virginia, where it’s been added to the curricula for grades nine […]

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Hope for an Inclusion Movement

This article addresses research showing “that children with and without disabilities do better in inclusive classrooms [, and that] . . . [t]he fear that some kids will be slowed down by kids with disabilities is just not true.” Awesome news! As we at snkids.org HOPE for a shift toward widespread inclusive practices in our […]

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