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Should We Discontinue Services & Terminate the IEP?

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My daughter is an 18 year old junior who misses school because of migraines. She has an IEP for reading problems.  The Special Ed teacher doesn’t believe she has headaches, interferes in everything, and tries to control everything my daughter does. My daughter says she gets nothing from special ed. She wants to quit. Can […]

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Reminder! Wrightslaw Two Day Boot Camp Coming to South Charleston, WV!


Holiday Inn and Suites Charleston West is the setting for this Two Day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp. Join sponsors, West Virginia Advocates, Inc., Pam Wright and Pete Wright on April 15-16, 2015 for this special event. Update on credits/units available for this Wrightslaw Boot-Camp! – 14.4 MCLEs for Attorneys, 1.2 CEUs […]

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Reminder – Wrightslaw Two Day Boot-Camp Heading to Bakersfield, CA!

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Mark your calendar. Join the Wright’s and sponsor H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection for this special event. A Wrightslaw Two-Day Boot Camp is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2015 in Bakersfield, CA. The training will take place at the Doubletree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court in Bakersfield. Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, a deluxe […]

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So Overwhelming! School Refuses to Provide Assessment Results!

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We started the process in September and still have not had our IEP meeting! 1. The school has decided that legal timelines are unimportant. 2. I requested assessment results before the IEP meeting and was denied. 3. School said they are only required to give me school records before the IEP meeting. Technically, the current […]

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How Do I “Fight” for My Son’s Needs?


My 10-year-old has just been diagnosed as ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and Tourette’s Disorder. His doctor has recommended a parapro. Should we get an IEP or 504? I need to know how to proceed if I need to “fight” for this for my son. Advocacy Advice from the Community Helpline – From David… If you haven’t […]

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Reminder – Wrightslaw Training Coming to the “Tropics of Texas”…

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Register Today! McAllen, Texas that is! Sponsor, TeamMario welcomes Pete Wright, Esq., to the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley for a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on November 6, 2014. Registration includes Continental breakfast, afternoon snack and three Wrightslaw books. Early Bird Registration ends on September 30, 2014 so […]

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How Can I Get My Son’s IEP Updated for College?

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My son’s IEP was last updated in 3rd grade. He is now a senior at a private christian school. How can I get his IEP updated for college? There are several issues in your question. Private Schools and IEPs Does a private school have to provide an IEP for a child with a disability? Answer: […]

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Reminder! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Grand Rapids, MI

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Don’t Miss Out! Coming This Weekend! Wrightslaw Training coming to Grand Rapids, MI on November 1, 2014! Join speaker Wayne Steedman, Esq., and sponsors the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and the Kent Independent School District. This Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference includes a light breakfast, refreshments and two Wrightslaw books, Wrightslaw: […]

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IEP Services – Not happening!


Our school divides the intervention specialist’s time for each class period between 2 classrooms. The specialist is only working with my child for half the class period. Or, the specialist divides her time by spending only 2 days a week in a class. My daughter is not getting the full benefit of the help outlined […]

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School Says IEP is “All or Nothing!”


I was told by the Special Ed Director that an IEP is all or nothing. You either agree to the whole thing, or you decide you don’t want your child to have special ed. He said, “We can’t just have parents saying, I’ll choose this part, but not that part, and picking apart our IEP. […]

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