Parents can feel overwhelmed by the amount of new information and decisions facing them and their students with disabilties. Working with the school and other professionals to develop and modify an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can also be challenging.
There are unique skills that aid teachers in teaching students with disabilities. Continuing training about univeral design for learning, available services and assistive technologies is necessary but has a price tag for school systems.
While charter schools may be the best option for some students, there can be problems when parents must sign away their child's right to IDEA protected educational services in order to attend a charter school.