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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!”

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

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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”?

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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

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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?

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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!

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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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