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How To Avoid Regression Over The Summer

As students return to school this fall, many of them – perhaps especially those from historically disadvantaged student groups – will be starting the academic year with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of summer break. This phenomenon – sometimes referred to as summer learning loss, summer setback, or summer slide – has been of interest …

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IGNITE Advocacy enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. We operate on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.

10 Steps In Special Education

When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. By law, schools must provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called special education and related services. There’s a lot to know about the process by which children are identified as having a disability and in need of special education …

National Braille Literacy Month

National Braille Literacy Month is recognized each year during the month of January to help promote the importance of the Braille system to the blind and visually impaired community. Over the years as audio technology has caused the usage of Braille in the classroom to dwindle, it is increasingly vital to highlight the importance of Braille literacy in the workplace and …

National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the caregivers that devote themselves to caring for others who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Caregivers are some of the most selfless, compassionate, and loving people, and we are so grateful to the millions of caregivers in the United States for their dedication to disabled individuals. During this month, caregiving …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

national disability employment awareness month

Let’s make finding, hiring and supporting employees with disabilities part of the everyday work process. In its 71st year, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) helps raise critical awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM’s history traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October “National Employ the Physically …

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development | IGNITE Advocacy

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers these age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities. Birth to 2 Years Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis. For example, …

Multisensory Parenting Tips

Multisensory Parenting Tips | IGNITE Advocacy

There are many ways a parent can help and encourage a child by using some multisensory techniques. Although this may involve some changes in the home, the results may be well worth the effort. Provide a structured environment for work. Avoid outside distractions whenever possible (computer, audio players, TV, radio, general clutter). A clean, organized desk and room help your …