An honest, intimate account of my struggles to get my son an individuated education plan.

What is an IEP exactly?

If your child receives special education services, he must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). That’s the law. An IEP is an important legal document. It spells out your child’s learning needs, the services the school will provide and how progress will be measured.The entire process can be a great way to sort out your child’s strengths and weaknesses.


Several people, including parents, are involved in creating the document. Working on the IEP can help you figure out ways to help him succeed in school.


Creating an effective IEP often takes time, effort and patience. The more you know about the process, the better you can advocate for your child.

Finding Einstein

My IEP Journey

Finding Einstein is Lia Martin’s powerfully moving journey to uncovering the hidden genius in her child. Honest, humorous and heart-rending, her debut memoir is a testimony to a mother’s love for her twice-exceptional son and the lengths she’ll travel to help him shine.

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