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Don’t Miss Out! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Bradenton, FL on November 7, 2015!

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Join sponsors, Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee\Sarasota, Inc. and speaker, Pete Wright, Esq. for this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The conference will take place at Woodland Community Church, located at 9607 State Road, 70 East in Bradenton, FL. Registration includes light breakfast, boxed lunch, a […]

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Yes or No? IEP Meetings Can Only Be 1 Hour Long

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I’ve been a special ed teacher for 25 years.  I have questions about two things my Supervisor told me this year. 1. An IEP meeting cannot last more than one hour.  If the time runs over, I must stop the meeting and reschedule another one. 2.  No times were completed on the IEP, but I […]

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Reminder – Wrightslaw Training Coming to El Paso, TX!

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Wayne Steedman, Esq., will present this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on September 24, 2015. The Federal Bar Association, El Paso Chapter sponsors the training. The conference will take place at the Albert Armendariz, Sr. U.S. Courthouse in El Paso. TX. Registration includes a morning snack and refreshments, boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw […]

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Sale Ends Wednesday, July 29, 2015! Wrightslaw Summer Sale!

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Don’t Put It Off! Order today and receive 25% Off and FREE Shipping on orders $35.00 and over! Includes all Wrightslaw Books, E-Books, Training Downloads, Advocacy Supplies and DVD. Order Now! Use Coupon Code 20150716 when ordering to receive your discount! Sale ends July 28, 2015! Need a large amount of books? Everyday save up […]

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Discontinuing Services? Not So Fast!!


My 12 yr old daughter has had an IEP for 5 years for deficits in written communication skills.  A year before we were scheduled for a triennial evaluation, the school requested a data review. Since she makes As and does well in school, the school intends to drop her IEP and discontinue services. NOT SO […]

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The School is Taking Away My Son’s Para

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My 4th grade son has a one-one para. He has autism, is easily distracted, and has a hard time staying on task. The school said since he has no severe behaviors, they will take away his para. The principal said my son didn’t need a “crisis management” para. Can the school just delete this from […]

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Why Did the Teacher Give Us the SAME IEP as Last Year?


My son’s special ed teacher decided to give us the same IEP from last year? Is this legal? She didn’t even make out a new one! You are not alone.  We receive email every day with questions like yours. The goals in my child’s IEP never change from one year to the next. “Evan will […]

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Sleep Disorders, Truancy and Student Needs: A Complicated Mix


I have a student with a sleep disorder and emotional issues. How do the compulsory attendance laws and a student with special education needs intertwine? Good question. All states have compulsory attendance laws. I am not aware of exceptions for children with disabilities, but suggest you contact your State Department of Education to find out […]

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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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