There is a continuum of placement options available for your child. To recap, the spirit of the IDEA law is that the school places your child in the least restrictive environment (LRE), such as a classroom alongside children who do not have disabilities.
This past week, our family traveled from Boston, MA to Atlanta, GA. We made our way south and back by plane, train, bus, and car…and lived to tell the tale! Traveling with a special needs child can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some useful tips to make your travels smooth sailing this summer.
I held his hand as the anesthesiologist put a small mask over his mouth and nose, and I watched him fall asleep. I squeezed his shoulder and kissed his cheek as his eyes lost focus and gently closed. After four days of GI, my oldest son, Jack, was “under” for his colonoscopy and endoscopy.
In the proposed Congressional agreement to avert a government shutdown, federal funding for special education next year is held steady and even slightly increased. This is good news for those who feel that “given this political climate…the outcome could have been far worse.” Below is a lead from Disability Scoop regarding the news:
Today we are pleased to publish our new user-friendly Exceptional Lives Resource Directory, a searchable online database of disability programs and providers in Massachusetts.
In last week’s Endrew F. v. Douglas Country School District case, the US Supreme Court determined that to meet its requirements under federal law, “a school must offer an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” What does this mean for your […]
“When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.” —Elise Roy, lawyer, artist, human rights advocate
Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is hosting the 2017 Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in partnership with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and collaborators across Massachusetts. YLF is an overnight conference for youth and young adults with disabilities, held annually in Massachusetts and other states across the country. YLF participants build leadership skills and leave better […]