Does FERPA Guarantee Student Confidentiality in the Classroom?

I have two children in a public special ed class who are in the medically dependent children program through the state. They have nurses who go with them to school. Continue Reading →

Testing Accommodations for ACT and SAT

My daughter’s evaluation results said,  she “may experience difficulty in retrieving phonological information from long-term or permanent memory, as well as difficulty executing a sequence of operations quickly and repeatedly.” Continue Reading →

An Amazing Journey: Things You Can Do with Section 504

From Jim Comstock-Galagan The recent amendments to Section 504 and the ADAA greatly expanded coverage under Section 504/ADA. The ADA Amendments Act, Public Law No. 110–325 (2008), overturned Supreme Court Continue Reading →

Need Your Help! Please Sign Petition to Legalize Dyslexia & Accommodations

We need your help. Please join the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity and Wrightslaw by signing this Petition to Congress. The Petition asks Congress to require testing agencies to provide accommodations for dyslexic students so their high stakes Continue Reading →

Giving Kids with LD & ADHD an Equal Opportunity to Learn

What is Universal Design for Learning? “Universal design calls for planning for the needs of the broadest possible range of users. Within an educational framework, universal design refers to a Continue Reading →

Day 4, Live Blogging from the Institute of Special Ed Advocacy

Thursday, July 26, 2012 Wrightslaw is live blogging all week. We hope you will join us for Day 4 from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA). Day 1    Day Continue Reading →

Can We Include a Health Care Plan in My Child’s IEP?

My 7th grade daughter is in an advanced academic program. The proposed IEP accommodations allow her to turn in homework late, with a penalty. We are transition planning for college Continue Reading →