Jul 20, 2022

Parent Educational Survey 21-22 Findings (Part 1)

 Parent Educational Survey 


The survey was completed by families in Indiana and Mississippi for the 2021-2022 school year. 

The survey covers grades Pre-K through 12th grades with an equally general representation

with 48.4% female and 41.9% Male students and 9.7% preferred to not state.

64.5 % of the students had IEP’s, 6.5% had 504 plans and  29% were non-disabled students.

Special Education Findings

Jul 3, 2022

Parents to special education advocates


As parents of kids with special needs, we're often thrown into a world where we don't know the rules or how to navigate them. The only way to find that out is by asking someone who's been there before you. You can learn how to advocate for your kids and become an expert in special education advocacy by talking to someone who has already done this work.

You don't need to be an expert to advocate for your child.

You don't need to be an expert on special education in order to advocate for your child. The school district, other parents and teachers, and your child's teacher are there to help you learn about the process of filing for special education services. They can also provide guidance as you move forward with the plans and programs that will benefit your child most.

If you want more information beyond what is available from school resources, there are many books available on the subject of special education law in different states, including Indiana laws (search Indiana article 7).

You can advocate for your kid in special education without being an expert on every aspect of it.

It's not that you have to be an expert on every aspect of special education, but it helps if you know a little bit about what your options are. The good news is that there is plenty of information available on the internet and from experts in the field. You can also look for other parents who may be able to help, either by sharing their own experiences or lending their expertise as professionals in special education or another field related to it (such as psychology).


Special education can be a scary thing for parents and children alike. It can be difficult to understand the process and make sure that your child is getting the help they need. Parents should have access to information about special education laws, procedures, practices, and resources so that they can advocate for their child in school or at home. We hope this article has provided some helpful tips on how to navigate through these complicated waters!