152 - FASD, 504’s and IEP’s - A Lesson with Shannon Iacobacci

September 13, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with more than twenty years of lived experience.

Episode 152 welcomes back two-time guest, Shannon Iacobacci of "Embracing the Brain". Shannon is a mom of multiple children with varying developmental disabilities, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). As an FASD specialist, Shannon helps families living with FASD. She also helps students with executive functioning struggles, attention, behaviors, memory, social & adaptive skills, and mental health needs. 

Shannon's in-depth experience includes being a FASD Specialist, FASD Public Speaker/Trainer for multiple organizations, school districts, Child and Family Services, foster family agencies, & universities, a Certified facilitator - FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model, 18 + years IEP experience.

In this RESOURCEFUL and HELPFUL episode, Shannon explores the following topics: her business / services through "Embracing the Brain", IEP / 504 basics, the differences in IEP's for students with FASD vs. other brain based diagnoses, top accommodations that are seen on 504s/IEPs of students with FASD, tips for parents / caregivers when going into 504 / IEP meetings and her words of hope and encouragement (especially for the new school year).

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13


Shannon's previous episodes on FASD Hope were -

Episode 5 -"FASD and Teens"

Episode 26 - Climbing Down Holiday Mountain"



Embracing the Brain website - www.EmbracingTheBrain.com 

Email - Shannon@EmbracingTheBrain.com 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannon.iacobacci/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-iacobacci-92982016a/ 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EmbracingTheBrain 


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Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

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