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School Ignores What My Child’s Doctor Recommends. Should I Get an Evaluation?

07/10/14
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My 10-year-old 4th grader will be in a new, grade-level building, in a gifted and talented classroom. He has been diagnosed severely ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and Tourettes. His doctor recommended a parapro in the classroom but the school principal said, “We don’t have the ability to provide a para.” What is the obligation of the […]

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School Ends IEP: “Disability No Longer Affects Education”?

07/03/14
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I have an 8 year old in second grade who can now walk around after 80 different corrective surgeries. He has popliteal pterygium syndrome with his knees in a contracted position. His left leg is much shorter than the right. He is extremely tired when he walks for a long period of time. He also […]

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Learn How to Write a Parent Agenda

06/30/14
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Summer School 2014 – Parent Rights & Responsibilities in the IEP Process Session 2: Identifying Problems, Clarifying Issues Assignment #1: Write a Parent Agenda Directions: Type your Parent Agenda in the message box below – then submit. A Parent Agenda is a powerful tool that will tell your child’s story. The IEP Team can step […]

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When Can We Add Accommodations to the IEP?

05/29/14
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I am a Special Education high school teacher.  The special ed administrator will not allow the Team to add an accommodation at the annual IEP meeting.  We can only add accommodations at the three year reevaluation so that tests used for reevaluation will back any new accommodation. Is this legal? A student’s needs – based […]

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Wrightslaw Books – Scratch and Dent Sale!

04/14/14
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Are you interested in saving money? I’m sure you answered yes! Then… you will be interested in Wrightslaw’s Scratch and Dent Sale! Books are in great condition! Benefit from overstocks! Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition ($9.95), Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($9.95) and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs ($5.00) available for purchase. Limited quantities. […]

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Space Available! – Wrightslaw Training Coming to Little Rock, AR

04/07/14
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The Arkansas Down Syndrome Association welcomes Pete Wright, Esq., to Little Rock. The April 26, 2014 Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training will be held at the Stephens Spine & Neuroscience Institute. Conference includes morning coffee, refreshments, boxed lunch and three Wrightslaw books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, […]

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New York, New York…

03/10/14
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There is still time to register for this Wrightslaw Training in Long Island! Thanks go out to sponsors, the Elija Foundation and Thivierge & Rothberg, PC for bringing Wrightslaw back for a fifth year! Join Pete Wright, Esq., in Long Island, NY for a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on Friday, March 21, […]

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First Wrightslaw Training Coming to Boise, Idaho on April 3, 2014

02/17/14
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Join Pete Wright, Esq. and sponsors, the Autism Society of Treasure Valley for this special one-day event on April 3, 2014. Registration Fee: Includes coffee, lunch and light refreshments at both the morning and afternoon breaks plus three Wrightslaw books. Early Bird Registration through March 2, 2014. Register Online Now! Professional Information: 0.6 CEU’s (continuing […]

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Get Ready Nashville, Tennessee! – Early Bird Registration Ends February 21, 2014!

02/10/14
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Join sponsor, The Arc of Tennessee and speaker, Pete Wright, Esq. in Nashville, TN for this one-day  Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference. The March 13, 2014 training takes place at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 3900 West End Ave., in Nashville. Registration includes Continental Breakfast, lunch, snacks and three Wrightslaw […]

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Free Wrightslaw Conference in Kennewick, WA – Register Now!

01/13/14
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Join Pete Wright, Esq., on February 8, 2014 in Kennewick, WA. This Free Wrightslaw Conference is sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia. Thank you DSAMC! In-State registration is FREE if registered by January 29, 2014. Out-of-State is welcome for a fee of $50. Walk-In Registration, if available, the rate for both in-state […]

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