Do you remember the first time you went in for a screening or assessment? You leave with notes and pamphlets, trying to remember the details but recalling only a few words? Do you remember trying to make sense of the jargon, knowing you had so much to learn, so much to do? But you need to […]
The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) provision of law requires that students with disabilities receive their education alongside students without disabilities “to the maximum extent appropriate,” which is somewhat vague. This means that a student’s default placement should be in the general education classroom, often with various supports and services. Students should only be removed from […]
My child was diagnosed with a disability over the summer. I’ve been reading about IEP and 504 plans but can’t figure out the difference. Can you explain?
I’ve been reviewing my child’s files over the summer and it doesn’t seem like he has made much improvement against his goals. How can I better track his progress in the upcoming year?
The House Republicans passed a bill last week to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. While the bill must still obtain Senate approval to move forward, it contains several provisions that are concerning to the disability community.
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:
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 […]
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (6pm-8pm) Students and their families are welcome to learn about the resources available to them as they transition from high school into the adult world. The fair will include representatives from agencies and organizations that support post-secondary education, employment, independent living, leisure activities, and more.