In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that parents of two siblings with autism may seek monetary damages for the school’s failure to provide them with a free appropriate public education. The parents alleged that the department of education failed to provide the children with appropriate services during their […]
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Our doctor has recommended that my daughter, on an IEP, be gluten and dairy free. The school is giving me a hard time, though I know they are providing a special lunch for at least one other student. You’ll need to do some research (and so did we). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nondiscrimination […]
I work at a small private school and two of our students have a current IEP. The staff was told that because we are a private school, we are not obligated to service the IEP. This doesn’t sound right, is it correct? It depends. IDEA 2004 does not apply to private schools. Private schools are […]
Does having an IEP guarantee my son will not fail? The answer to this particular question is No. An IEP does not guarantee that a child will not fail.
Tatyana McFadden has spinal bifida and uses a wheelchair. She is a Paralympics medalist and world record holder. As a high school freshman, Tatyana sued her school for the right to compete on the same track, at the same time, as her non-disabled teammates. Her high-profile case won hearts, and led the Maryland General Assembly […]
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The following video (taken from a school surveillance tape) is a shocking report of videotaped abuse of a 14 year old boy who has autism. This young boy cannot speak and is not able to explain what happens to him at school. He repeatedly arrives home with torn clothes and in January was taken to […]
As we watched the confirmation hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Pete said: “In the Bartlett case, Judge Sotomayor wrote the best description of learning disabilities that I’ve ever read in a legal decision. She got it!” What is the Bartlett case? Who educated Judge Sotomayor about learning disabilities? How do […]
I need information about compulsory school attendance laws and students with special education needs. I have a student with a sleep disorder and emotional issues. How do the compulsory attendance laws and the student’s needs intertwine? Good question. All states have compulsory attendance laws. I am not aware of exceptions for children with disabilities, but […]
My child has language-based learning disabilities and fine motor problems that make it impossible for him to produce legible written work. His IEP includes accommodations to help with these problems. Some of his regular education teachers won’t provide these accommodations. What can I do?
For parents, teachers, related services providers, and school administrators who have questions about whether children with ADD/ADHD qualify for special education services under IDEA, please read the Joint Policy Memorandum on ADD/ADHD published in 1991. http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/code_regs/OSEP_Memorandum_ADD_1991.html This Memorandum was published jointly by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the Office for Civil Rights, […]