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This interactive short story booklet told by Drew Matthews, a 9th grade Special Education student, along with his two friends was designed to help students understand the Individual Education Progam (IEP) process, while taking a more active role in their education. It covers important definitions applicable to Special Education Programs such as The IEP, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), the transition process, accommodations and modifications, and several other key acronyms and concepts.


Students can have fun learning critical details about their IEP and adult transition by acting out various roles in the classroom. We’re all in this together and our impact as a team can change lives.

It’s time for you as a young African-American male to put an end to the negative statistics and media portrayals of your doomed future. Starting today, make a commitment to take your future seriously. Everything you do in life requires a foundation-something strong enough to build upon your knowledge and experiences for personal and career growth. The King Inside: Practical Advice for Young African-American Males, aims to give you a foundation on several areas in life where your decision-making will be challenged. Topics such as family, education, mentorship, friendship, and finances are included to give you an introductory understanding of these critical life issues. No one book can cover everything, but let this one be the start of further research, initiative, and discussions with your parents, teachers, and others to help you succeed. Get ready to unleash the King Inside!  

After years of being told that we are less than, it’s time to get out of the shadow and take our destiny into our own hands. African-American women are winning; we’re changing the negative stereotype they portray of us. Born A Queen: Practical Advice for Young African-American Females is a guide to help you join the conquering team.Dr. Angelise Rouse draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal a foundational approach offering practical advice in several areas of life where your decision making will be challenged. Personal growth, education, nutrition, family, and relationships are a few of the topics covered in this book to help you unpack the limiting mindsets that destroy your self-confidence and keep you from moving forwardYou were Born A Queen. Get ready to put on your crown!

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