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 Continue Reading →

A School Nurse Does the Right Thing!

From exceptional employee, excellent evaluations – to suddenly unsatisfactory performance.  What happened? What caused this exceptional school nurse’s fall from grace? Linda McGreevy advocated for kids with disabilities. She did Continue Reading →

New! at Wrightslaw: Allergies / Anaphylaxis

A child with an allergy, asthma, even diabetes, has an “episodic” condition which, as a result of the amendments to ADA, normally qualifies the public school child for the protections Continue Reading →

I Get All Kinds of Special Ed Questions from my Patients…

As a pediatrician, I get all kinds of questions from my patients.  Can you help me answer these two special education questions? 1.  A teacher in a school system wants Continue Reading →

Athlete Sues for Right to Compete; State Passes Athletics Equity Law

Tatyana McFadden has spinal bifida and uses a wheelchair. She is a Paralympics medalist and world record holder. As a high school freshman,  Tatyana sued her school for the right Continue Reading →

When a School Refuses to Protect a Child with Life-threatening Allergies …

The child’s doctor wrote, “… the Student is extremely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. These allergies can cause anaphylaxis, which is a life threatening condition. Symptoms from anaphylaxis include Continue Reading →