Art & Music for Students with Disabilities – “They Just DON’T GET TO GO!”

I am an ESE teacher of students with autism in a self-contained class. The majority of my students are not allowed to go to art and music unless they can Continue Reading →

When Teachers Won’t Provide Accommodations in the IEP

My child has language-based learning disabilities and fine motor problems that make it impossible for him to produce legible written work. His IEP includes accommodations to help with these problems. Continue Reading →

Is a Child with ADD/ADHD Entitled to Special Ed Services Under IDEA? A 504 Plan Under Section 504?

For parents, teachers, related services providers, and school administrators who have questions about whether children with ADD/ADHD qualify for special education services under IDEA, please read the Joint Policy Memorandum Continue Reading →

Walk in the School’s Shoes: Help them WANT to Help Your Child

As a parent, your ultimate goal is to educate school personnel so they want to help your child. The most important ability to use in resolving problems with the school Continue Reading →

When Schools Punish Sick Children Who Miss School: A Game Plan

(Moved from Community Helpline) My child has an IEP. She has chronic health problems documented by three medical specialists and she has a Health Plan. Chronic health problems and medical Continue Reading →

Help! My son with LD graduates. Who will write his 504 when he loses his IEP?

Gina-Marie writes – Help! My son with LD and an IEP is graduating from high school and I understand he will lose his IEP. Will he have a 504 now Continue Reading →