IEP App for iPhone

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) offers an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Checklist iPhone app. School-aged students with disabilities are provided an Individualized Education Program designed to support their unique educational needs. The IEP Checklist App helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access. The newest version of the app has active links to the relevant language in the federal regulations; allows users to record the IEP meeting or record notes; and has the capacity to print out notes and click on a checklist as requested items are discussed. Learn more about this free app. at:

Breakthrough Pain

Breakthrough pain — often called “flares” by doctors or “flare-ups” by patients — is serious enough to upset the lives of people who are already trying to control chronic pain with one or more drugs. BTP is not new pain. It is a more severe episode of the background pain that already exists.