Special Education Parent Newsletter
APRIL: PARENTING + REMOTE LEARNING 2020-21 ISSUE #6
IEP vs 504
The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services.
504 Plan Defined
The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment.
To learn more about who/what qualifies for an IEP or 504 plus examples click here.
5 Postural Exercises
Using a Classroom Chair
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1. Stretch and Relax: Sit up tall in the chair with your feet on the floor. Raise
both arms overhead, clasp hands and gently look up at your hands. Hold for 5
seconds. Slowly lower arms back to side, relax shoulders down and elongate neck
holding for 5 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
2. Overhead Stretch: Sit up tall in the chair with your feet on the floor. Raise
your left arm overhead. Reach up with your right hand and grab your left wrist.
Gently pull your left arm and bend your trunk slightly to your right. Hold for 10
seconds. Lower your hands and repeat with the right arm overhead, grabbing with
the left hand, bending to the left and holding for 10 seconds.
3. Dragonfly: Sit up straight in the chair with your feet on the floor. Lift your
arms up to shoulder height palms facing to the rear. Pinch your shoulder blades
together pushing your arms backwards with elbows straight. Hold for 3 seconds.
Return your arms to starting position at shoulders. Push back again holding for 3
seconds. Repeat 10 times.
4. Reach and Grab: Sit up tall in the chair with your feet flat on the floor.
Reach left hand up and behind the back (palm facing your back). Reach the right
arm down and around to the back (palm facing out). Try to clasp your fingers
together and hold for 5 seconds. Relax arms and switch lifting right arm up and
back and left arm down and back. Repeat 2 times. If you can not clasp the
fingers together just reach the hands together.
5. Twists: Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the floor. Look over your right
shoulder, reach your right hand behind the chair and your left hand to the right
side of the chair. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat to the left side and
hold for 10 seconds.
Fun Playtivities from the Physical Therapy Team
Free MI Alliance Parent Leadership Series
Tips from your child's perspective on how to help set up healthy boundaries
How to Magnify in Zoom from the Visual Impairment Team
April Meeting Dates and Resources for Families and Students from our Autism Experts
April 2021 Meetings
All meetings will be via Zoom
April 8, 2021 at 11:00am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 965 4739 7464
April 13, 2021 at 6:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 6071 4380
Tips for Reading at Home and Wordless Books from our Speech and Language Team
You are the author with wordless books! Have fun creating a new story each time you read.
Parent Advisory Committee: Helping guide special education services
When your student has an IEP, it can be overwhelming to try to navigate the course of education. The Parent Advisory Committee is here to help.
Mandated under Michigan law, the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) provides input to the Saginaw Intermediate School District to improve Special Education Services. The PAC consists of parents of students with disabilities (who have IEPs), representing the local school districts and public school academies. Each district may appoint one representative to serve on the PAC.
The PAC needs more representation from local districts. We welcome your involvement! If you would like to attend a PAC meeting to determine if you would be interested in joining our team, contact the SISD for the date and time of our next meeting. If you decide you want to serve on the PAC, you will need approval from your local school board.
For more information, call Chelsea Korzecki at (989)249-8713 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org