Jan. 15, 2015 INCIID Insights. New Year’s Resolutions: Infertility & Change Plus Educational Records

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By Helen Adrienne

Are you recognizing the need to make some changes in the process of adapting to the unwanted reality of the fertility challenge?  And are you sick of all of the articles which predict failure to maintain your promise to yourself?

Even more exasperating for you might be the articles that promise “all you have to do is…”?  At the risk of falling into that category, I’d like to tell you about something called the Ulysses Contract.




During the second millennium BC, the king of Phrygia tied a knot that only one person could undo. The prize? The one who could undo the knot would become the ruler of Asia. Many tried and failed.
It came to pass that Alexander the Great was the one who undid the knot-by cutting it instead of untying it.
In the months ahead this year INCIID Insights will present some effective and essential advocacy techniques that will help you cut through the Gordian knot that special education has become.
All the advocacy techniques and skills in Insights are useful whether your child, a relative’s child, extended family or friend’s child has an IEP or a Section 504 plan or is in need of services  Learn More







INCIID moved from Arlington to Burke Virginia this past summer.
In discussions with the US Postal Service about our mail, we discovered forwarding mail has been sporadic OR in most cases NOT at all.  If you sent us an IVF application, a donation, a letter or anything after July 1, 2014, please re-send it and email us to let us know. We are sorry for the inconvenience our move caused.

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Many couples and individuals with infertility are successful in building their family through treatment. Some build a family through adoption; including international adoption.  Families are built in a number of ways. But all have one thing in common; they are parenting children. Some of those children have special needs.

This is why INCIID launched a special education project section of our website for the educational benefit of any parent who has a child with special needs – no matter what that need

This article is the first of 24 advocacy articles we will publish this year is available tomorrow, January 15th.

On Jan. 21 at 7:30 PM ET, INCIID will phone conference and parents with speaker Brice Palmer. This is for anyone who wants to call in. It is free, and you can ask the author of the article questions about how to use the information in the article in your everyday dealing with the school district.

You can sign up for the series of advocacy articles and the INCIID Insights Newsletter here: http://staging.inciid.org/sign-up  If you want to participate with the call-in please send us an email 

INCIID will let you know when the call in conference is scheduled and how to dial in. There is not cost for either the article series or the phone in conferences.

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