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Wrightslaw Training Coming to Bradenton, FL on November 7, 2015!

06/22/15
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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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Discontinuing Services? Not So Fast!!

06/18/15
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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

05/28/15
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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?

05/21/15
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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

05/18/15
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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?

04/16/15
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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!

04/06/15
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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!

03/02/15
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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!

02/05/15
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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?

12/18/14
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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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