PAP 053:

IEPs, 504 Plans & School Advocacy

with Amanda Morin

In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m talking IEPs and 504 Plans with former teacher and educational advocate, Amanda Morin. We’re defining IEPs and 504 plans, and the differences between them. In addition, learn how to determine what services and accommodations your child may need in school, and how to go about securing them. We also answer questions like, should my child come to school meetings? And we’re busting some myths around the rights of kids with special needs at school.

“We need to think outside the box. What’s appropriate for this kid? Not all kids with ADHD, but this kid.” — Amanda Morin

Resources in this Episode

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My Guest


Amanda Morin is a parent advocate and former teacher. She worked in classrooms and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years. Since 2007, she has been working as an education writer and, more recently, as a parent advocate to empower parents and affirm the pivotal role they play in their child’s education.

During her years as an early childhood educator, she taught kindergarten and worked with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. She provided education and training to parents of children with disabilities and led multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing Individual Family Service Plans.

She is the author of three books: The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education, The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book and On-the-Go Fun for Kids: More Than 250 Activities to Keep Little Ones Busy and Happy—Anytime, Anywhere!

Twitter: @amandamorin
Facebook: AmandaMorinTeaches
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