Special Education, School Sports, and IEPs

Providing students with disabilities the opportunity to try out and play on mainstream school sports teams is important. “Participation in extracurricular athletics can be a critical part of a student’s overall educational experience, said Seth Galanter, acting assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). “Schools must ensure equal access to that rewarding experience for students with disabilities.” (OCR Press Release) DOE Guidance on Legal Obligations for Extracurricular Activities. The USDOE’s Office for Civil …Read more

ALERT! Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments & Cases 2015

New Publication from Wrightsaw! Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 Verdicts in jury trials and multi-million dollar settlements in teacher abuse cases Background and pleadings in Fry v. Napoleon, the discrimination case about a child who needs her service dog at school that may be decided by the Supreme Court this year Emerging issues and trends in special education law and how the law is evolving Discrimination cases initiated and settled by the …Read more

Did You Know You Can Get 40% to 50% Off Wrightslaw Books?

Our publisher, Harbor House Law Press, Inc., offers a special 40% discount on bulk orders of all Wrightslaw products. This discount is available on orders of 20 or more books (per title). Books are packed 20 per box. Click here for all of the details! Note: A 50% discount is available on bulk purchases of 100 or more books (per title). Great for conferences, in-house training or new clients! Order Online , Mail-In Form or …Read more

Operating on Grade Level Means No IEP? NOT!

I have an 8 year-old on the spectrum with fairly severe sensory and anxiety issues. He needs support with executive functioning and coping with anxiety. He now has speech, OT, special education and psych services. I was told that by age 9, if he was still operating on grade level, he could no longer have an IEP. I am terrified that his IEP will be downgraded to a 504 next year. Is this true? Lisa …Read more

Reminder! Wrightslaw Training – Location: Columbus, OH – When: July 3, 2016

This Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by the Williams Syndrome Association. The Wrightslaw training is the Pre-Convention Workshop scheduled for the Williams Syndrome Association National Convention. Registration includes light breakfast, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 – Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw All About IEPs. …Read more

Small Differences in Tests Can Mean Large Differences in Test Results

Learn the realities about tests and assessments. It’s a fact that small differences between tests can result in large differences in test scores. Got questions about tests and assessments? Do you know the differences between tests? Do you know which tests are used to evaluate certain problems? Do you know what the test scores mean? Do you know how psychological, academic, and neuropsychological tests measure skills? Should you request a special education evaluation? Do you …Read more

Heading Up the East Coast to Sturbridge, MA in October 2016!

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by the HMEA Autism Resource Central. This Thursday, October 27, 2016 training will take place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA. Conference fee includes continental Breakfast, lunch, PM snack, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 – Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions …Read more

Sale Ends Midnight, May 4th – Be Prepared! IEP Season is Here!

IEP SALE – Save 25% All Wrightslaw Products Free Shipping on Orders Over $35 Includes all Wrightslaw Books, E-Books, Training Downloads, Advocacy Supplies and DVD. Order Now! Coupon Code 20160420 Use coupon code at checkout to receive your discount. Bulk Orders receive up to a 50% discount. Please call 1-877-529-4332 to order or receive a bulk rate quote. Offer valid through May 4, 2016! Tell a friend!

Quiz: Common Misconceptions about Physical Education for Students with Disabilities

Check your knowledge about Physical Education for Students with Disabilities! Do you know the Top 10 Most Common Misconceptions? Read the presentation, then take the quiz. Healthy, Physically Fit and Ready for Action: Addressing the Physical Education and Activity Needs of Individuals with Disabilities. Professional Development Program for the National Association of State Directors of Special Education focusing on physical education for students with disabilities, presented by Bob Arnhold, Garth Tymeson, Linda Webbert, Bill East. …Read more

Reminder! Wrightslaw Training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Join sponsors, Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization and speaker, Pete Wright, Esq, for this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on May 21, 2016. The conference takes place at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL…just outside of Fort Lauderdale! Registration fee includes light breakfast, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and three Wrightslaw books. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs. Register …Read more