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Middle-aged special education teacher in rural district, lives in Portland, OR, writes science fiction and fantasy, rides horses

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Diaries published: 4 (2757 days since last diary on Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 08:01 AM PST)

Comments posted: 693 (781 days since last comment on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 08:16 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 60

Total Comment Ratings: 1738

Most Recommended Diary: A Little Bit Special: Parents to the left, Feds to the right, and general ed all around , 14 comments, 18 recommends

People Following joycemocha: 1

joycemocha's Most Recent Diaries:

Last week Frankenoid put up a diary talking about being tired from the parent perspective. When she first brought it up, I realized that I, too, could come up with a comparable diary from a special ...
by joycemocha
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 08:01 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Why can IEPs (Individual Education Plan/Programs) be a challenge for both parents and professionals? This often misunderstood document is a yearly plan for a student with disabilities in the school ...
by joycemocha
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 09:41 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
This is just a quick and dirty discussion of the special education eligibility process from the perspective of someone who's been a special ed parent in the system, and is now a special ed ...
by joycemocha
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 06:58 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
The job of parenting is measured by distinct and noticeable landmarks. The first tooth. The first word. The first step. The first day of preschool. The first day of regular school. The first ...
by joycemocha
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 06:44 AM PDT with 13 Recommends

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