Navigation means...

Determining a course... Plotting a route...

Heading a movement.

I suppose heading a movement is precisely what I'm doing -- the movement to educate and empower parents to be informed and skilled parent advocates for their children.

For some, it's navigating the route into and through special education.   Perhaps you have a 7-year-old who was just diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a 13-year-old who has had an IEP for years yet things simply are not working and progress is not being made.

For others, it's determining the course for transitioning between middle and high school or high school into college.   Perhaps your child just entered the middle school "madness" and is already struggling or you and your 11th Grader are trying to figure out whether college is a real option and if so, how.

Whether you find yourself in the early phases of the process (i.e. a "novice") or have been working to maneuver for some time (i.e. a "veteran") ... whether you regard yourself as a "full-time, stay-at-home" parent (a term I truly dislike) or are working to balance your job and home responsibilities, I'll be sharing information, resources, and yes ... thoughts (some you'll like and others you may not) to help you navigate through the most important job your child has ... education.  Your child needs your voice and my role is to be sure it's strong, clear, and expert-level.

I hope you will share your thoughts as well.  Looking forward to this new dialogue...

Debra