SaySo update

SaySo is excited to be one of the main stakeholders in North Carolina partnering with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. SaySo has a dedicated alumni staff co-chairing the project’s design team and at least five other alumni participating in strategic think tank sessions. On April 29, 2019, North Carolina partners joined the Jim Casey Initiative

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Educational Advocacy Resources

by Bob DeMarco • There are several organizations out there that have published materials my family have found useful in working with schools. I’d like to share some of them with you. If you need assistance navigating the waters of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is an excellent resource. They offer many training oppportunities,

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What I Learned Navigating IEPs

by Lisa DeMarco • IEP meetings can be incredibly intimidating if advocacy doesn’t come easily to you. I have learned a great deal in the past six and a half years and have been transformed from a “I-never-want-to-rock-the-boat-or-make-anyone-feel-uncomfortable” person to a mom who can speak up for the best interest of her child even when everyone else doesn’t agree. When

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