Organizing Your Filing System
How Do You Organize Your Filing System?
Parenting Special Needs’ reader’s shared with us on Facebook how they organize their filing system: by year; by diagnosis; by provider; other? How did they manage their research and library?
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It’s all on my computer. I have a laser printer scanner..it’s magic. Then I can copy anything I need onto a disk or paper. ~Corinne S.
My husband keeps it all organized electronically. Scanning in documents when appropriate, making notes in folders and keeping a chronological list of medical ‘events’. He stores it in a manner that we can access it on iPad, iPhone, etc… so when I’m at the doctor and they say “when did such and such happen?”, it’s easy to reference the exact date and details of the event. ~Tiffany W.
I keep an IEP binder and each page is lightly marked in pencil with its date, file date order to the back of the binder. I also have a Table of Contents in the very back, listing document name and date. There is a picture collage of my kid at the front cover. I file all things IEP related: testing, writing samples, medical testing results and dates of new meds and their side effects. I have binders split in logical places, one school year or two depending on how much I have, I use a post it, sticky flag to visually mark the really important parts. ~Jennifer M.
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