8, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 20). WARNING! Feds Threaten to Cut Off
Funds from New York, New Article "View from the Top: How Principals
View Learning Problems," Karen asks "Where Are the Regs?"
3, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 19). Decision in Collinsgru v. Palmyra
Bd. Educ., Letters about Doe v. Withers and Expulsion; IDEA 97 and Discipline.
19, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 18). Special Issue on Mediation. Seven
Steps to Effective Mediation from TRIAL; Links; More Books & Resources
13, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 17). Complaint and Jury Order in Doe v.
Withers; letters from parent attorneys Bill Byrne and Paul Erickson;
Garett F. attended oral argument at U. S. Supreme Court.
5, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 16). U. S. Supreme Court hears Oral Argument
in Cedar Rapids v Garret F. School district appealed 8th Circuit in
favor of child. 8th Circuit decision added to Law Library.
3, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 15). Letters to Wrightslaw: "Why Are My
Child's IQ Scores Dropping? What is the "Matthew Effect?" "The
IEP team won't include scores from a new evaluation by a private sector
expert. Do IQ scores belong in the IEP??
26, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 14) Learning Problems at School - Whose
Fault Is It? Our First "We Are Not Making This Up Award." NEW CASES-
From First Circuit (tuition reimbursement, attorneys fees), Fifth Circuit
(prevailing party, attorneys fees). Due Process Hearing at Erik's Page.
10, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 13). Letter to Wrightslaw from Kate who
asks how she can get the school district to provide her son with an
appropriate education; the new decision in Bartlett v. New York Bar;
book recommendations from Special Ed Advocates in Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, and Minnesota.
17, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 12). 8th Circuit Decision in Westendorp
v. Wedl ; 2nd Circuit Rules That Bar Must Provide Accommodations in
Bartlett v. NY State Board of Law Examiners ; Frequently Asked Questions
and Standards of Practice for Mediation.
8, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 11) . Advocate's Bookstore opens; letter
from Dave who asks "Lovaas v. TEACCH?," Mr. X. v. New York City decision
(autism, ABA/Lovaas case); information about mediation.
17, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 10). The Special Ed Advocate Bookstore;
Minnesota Attorney Sonja Kerr and Pete Wright express concerns about
mediation; "The I.D.E.A. Book: The Special Education Law and How to
Use It;" Maps and Photos from wrightslaw-dot-com.
24, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 9) . MEDIATION - What IS mediation? How
Does it Work? Sixth Circuit's decision in Peck v. Lansing; Letters to
Wrightslaw from Debbie who requested a due process hearing about placement;
Jim and Mary who are going to mediation.
13, 1998 (Vol. 1, No. 8) - IDEA Regs Delayed Again; Update on
the Missouri ABA/Lovaas case; our new slide show - how to use visual
aids to show educational progress or regression.
1, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 7) A slide show on how
to create graphs of educational progress; Evans v. Rhinebeck (FAPE;
tuition reimbursement; dyslexia); Lawyer v. Chesterfield (ESY services
for a child with autism); a Letter from James Brody about what it was
like to attend his own due process hearing; analysis of "Reading Recovery
- The Claims v. The Facts"
16, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 6) - "Tactics and Strategy
Session: Writing IEP Goals and Objectives;" new cases -11th Circuit
Decision in Weiss v. Hillsborough School District and 2nd Circuit decision
in Walszak v. Florida Union Free School District; NEW Letters to Wrightslaw.
11, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 5) - Tactics and Strategy
Session: IEPs; importance of disabilities organizations; "To Promote
or Retain;" Education for the Deaf Act; Homework Assignment for Parents.
6, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 4) - "The Inside Story of the $600,000
Verdict" by Laura Whiteside; $133,000 Settlement to Missouri parents
in ABA-Autism case; decision in Muller v. East Islip Union Free School
(2nd Circuit); Yankton v. Schramm (8th Circuit); News Update on COPAA;
How to find good special ed programs when you move.
28, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 3) - The Art of Writing
Letters; the Letter to the Stranger in the Brody case; two hit articles,
Emergency! Crisis! Help! and From Emotions to Advocacy; Law Search
Tips; IEP Tips; Letter to Bobbie about raising the ADHD child; Letter
from Rose about mistakes parents make.
22, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 2) - Revising Our Site; IDEA 97
Becomes Political Football; Does Your Child's IEP Comply with IDEA 97?
Guest Contributer Sonja Kerr offers advice to the lawyer who is handling
his or her first special ed case; ESY case Reusch v. Fountain; Update
on IDEA 97; International Dyslexia Association.
21, 1998 (Vol. I, No. 1) - Highlights of IDEA 97; IEPs and the
NEW Proposed Appendix C; 2 New Damages Cases - Different Outcomes; Whitehead
v. Hillsborough; Sellers v. Manassas; LD Online;IEP Meetings and Effective
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