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“Before we begin this IEP meeting, I just want to take a moment to tell you how amazing your child is.  We’re going to talk a lot today about all of the things that your son can’t do but I need you to know that he is so much more than the sum of his deficits.  Your son has his own personality with unique strengths and interests that make him such an awesome little guy.  If we had more time, I would love to sit down with you over a cup of coffee and chat about all of the precious moments I’ve shared with your son.  But today is about helping him.  So yes, we’re going to focus on what he can’t do.  But that’s only so we can make sure that he has exactly the right services to reach his full potential and shine through as the amazing person that you and I know him to be.  Are you ready to tackle this with me?”

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