LD Expert Podcast

Episode 72 – Part 2: Advocating for Your Child with Confidence – Julie Cole, Jolee Hibbard, Alexa Chilcutt


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    In this Episode


    In Part 2 of this episode of the LD Expert Podcast, Jill Stowell is joined by the authors of “The Language of Advocacy” - a workbook for parents who are in the midst of the emotional journey of advocating for their special needs children.

    In Part 2 of this episode, you'll learn:

    • Empowering parents to create a collaborative IEP environment (as opposed to an intimidating power struggle)
    • Diagnoses and qualifying for an IEP
    • What to expect from the IEP process
    • "The Language of Advocacy" workbook: a step-by-step guide for parents navigating the IEP process



    ▶️ Watch or Listen to Part 1 here to learn:

    • Factors that affect you as the parent of a neurodivergent child
    • Barriers you are facing and strategies for effective communication with the IEP team
    • Communication skills that help you get your message across for the best outcome for your child
    • Informed advocacy: How parents can get educated and prepare for an IEP

    Episode Highlight

    “You are the expert at your child, and your opinion and your input is just as valid as anybody else’s.”

    - Julie Cole