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The One Thing We Insisted Be Included in IEP Meetings for our Son With Autism

Focus on the positive not the negative or perceived shortcomings. According to this parent, “For every characteristic that can be classified as a “problem”, there’s a flip side – something that actually works as a benefit for my son. It’s part of his strengths.” Read more from the Mighty.

“During an IEP, the child’s strengths should be the first thing discusses, challenges second, including an analysis of how each challenge has a ‘flip side’ that works to the benefit the child.”

In essence, this is no different then how we ­­all want to be addressed and discussed. Positive first!