Hopes and Dreams
An IEP Guide for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This is the book parents have been waiting for! With an emphasis on preparation and collaboration, this practical resource shows parents step-by-step how to become truly active members of the IEP team, thereby achieving their child's and family's hopes and dreams. The reader-friendly text and accompanying worksheets help you develop the best possible education program for the individual child. While geared toward parents, Hopes and Dreams is also recommended for educators to help them see parents' perspective. An enclosed CD contains worksheets.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kirby Lentz, EdD, is the past president and CEO of the Chileda Institute, a residential facility for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. With a doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary's University, Kirby has more than 30 years' experience in education and administration for persons with developmental disabilities, the last 18 with children with autism spectrum disorders. He has spoken to parents and professionals at local, state, and national conventions, and has experienced the "other side of the table" as a parent seeking the hopes and dreams of his own children.