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Stories from an IEP Meeting (feat. Dennis Procopio) S4E20
Episode 203rd December 2021 • The Autism Dad Podcast • Rob Gorski
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IEP or individualized education plan are oftentimes considered a four-letter word in the autism and special needs community. In this episode, I briefly explain what an IEP is and why they're important, before hearing from my guest today. Dennis Procopio is back and this time he's sharing stories from the recent IEP meeting for his son. Sometimes it's helpful to listen to people's real-life experiences because there's much that can be learned.

Dennis talks about how he used his experience as a life coach to better navigate what can be a very emotionally charged, and contentious situation. Check out his story and let me know if you'd like to share yours. ☺

I have learned so much from my conversations with Dennis and he’s helping me become a better version of myself. If you would like to talk to Dennis, you can connect with him and schedule a FREE strategy session at manuplifecoaching.com


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