Red Flags at the IEP Table

January 31, 2023

Do you ever feel lonely as a parent in the disability community?

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Do you ever feel lonely as a parent in the disability community? Ever feel like the whole world is against you? Just me? JK- I know we all feel that isolation and stress, and I hope this week’s podcast will be a huge help. This week I’m talking to my friend, Shemica Allen, special education advocate, about Red Flags at the IEP Table. This episode will help you understand that it not “just you” and also give you tips to navigate common issues at the IEP table and beyond! Believe me; we’ve all been there! 


Meet my guest:

Shemica S. Allen is the owner of Personalized Learning Solutions, LLC, and a former educator with over 15 years of teaching and administration experience working with students with disabilities and their parents/guardians. Shemica received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Adapted Physical Activity from Texas Christian University. She is certified to teach Special Education and Physical Education and also received her Principal certification in 2010. Shemica has completed the Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). Shemica is now a SEAT 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0 Instructor & Teaching Assistant where she helps train others to advocate for students with disabilities. She also has completed Advanced Advocate Training: Representing Parents in Impartial Hearings through COPAA. Shemica has attended hundreds of ARD/IEP, 504, and Student Support Team (SST) meetings.






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