Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Fry v. Napoleon Comm. School et. al

Update: On February 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court vacated and remanded the Sixth Circuit’s Decision in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, framing new standards and limits to the Continue Reading →

School’s Conduct Is an “Attack Upon Child’s Dignity as a Human Being”

in  F.H. et. al. v. Memphis City Schools (2014), the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a precedential opinion that favors parental rights to seek relief for non-educational injuries 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 →

Live Blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy – Please Join Us!

Wrightslaw is live blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) all week. We hope you will join us! Day 1    Day 2 & 3     Day 4    Continue Reading →

Siblings May Recover Damages for School’s Failure to Provide FAPE

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that parents of two siblings with autism may seek monetary damages for the school’s failure to provide Continue Reading →

Teacher Fired, Isolation Room Closed, Lawsuit Pending

The following video (taken from a school surveillance tape) is a shocking report of videotaped abuse of a 14 year old boy who has autism. [Video no longer available] This Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Issues Powerful Pro-Child Decision in Eligibility Case

On Monday, June 22, 2009, the Supreme Court issued a powerful pro-child decision in Forest Grove School District v. T.A. This is a case about tuition reimbursement for a disabled Continue Reading →