The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter

Kids Sent Home Early;
Success Story - Compensatory Ed

Date: Dec. 19, 2005
Issue: 335
ISSN: 1538-3202

In this Issue

1. Is it Legal to Send Special Ed Kids Home Early?

2. Success Story: How I Got 140 Hrs of Comp Ed for My Child

3. Free Shipping & Autographed Books - Sale Ends 12/20!

4. Tips: Taking Care of Yourself

5. Subscribe & Contact Info

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At Wrightslaw, our mission is to help you gain the information and skills you need to navigate the changing world of special education.

This issue of The Special Ed Advocate answers your questions about sending kids with disabilities home early; includes a success story from a parent who got 140 hours of compensatory education for his child; tips for taking care of yourself; free shipping & savings in holiday sale ends tomorrow (12/20).

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1. Is it Legal to Send Special Ed Kids Home Early?

A parent writes, "In my district, special ed kids are sent home from school early - from 30 minutes to one hour earlier than 'regular ed' students. When I asked about this, I was told, 'All special ed students are released early, that's the rule.' Is this legal?"

We continue to receive questions from parents and teachers about school districts that have one set of rules about transportation for "special ed kids" and a different set of rules for everyone else.

In Is it Legal to Send Special Ed Kids Home Early?, we answer your questions. When parents unite and work together, they are a powerful force. This article describes how a group of parents organized and brought a successful OCR complaint against a powerful school system in Virginia.

Learn more about discrimination and harassment.

2. Success Story: How I Got 140 Hours of Compensatory Ed for My Child

"One evening my wife mentioned that the school released the special ed kids earlier than the regular ed kids. In fact, the school released our son (who has autism) 27 minutes earlier than they released nondisabled students -- every day."

In How I got 140 Hours of Compensatory Education for My Child, this father will tell you what he did, how he did it, what he accomplished, and share mistakes he made in negotiating for compensatory education. Read Success Story

Success Stories

Learn how other parents used information from Wrightslaw and common sense to resolve problems and get better services for their children in Wrightslaw Success Stories.

Parent Advocacy

For parents, obstacles to effective advocacy include lack of information, isolation, and emotions. Learn how to use tactics and strategies to anticipate problems, manage conflict, and avoid crises in the Special Education Advocacy section.

3. Free Shipping & Autographed Books - Special Sale Ends Dec 20!

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4. Tips: Taking Care of Yourself

Raising a child with special educational needs can be overwhelming. If you are not careful, special education can consume your life. Many parents drive themselves until they are exhausted and burned out.

With the increased demands on your time (and pocketbook) during the holidays, these problems can seem overwhelming.

Pace yourself. Listen to tapes about time management. Use a schedule to gain control of your life. Spend time with friends or family to recharge your batteries and regain a healthy perspective.

Here more tips for taking care of yourself and your family.

5. Subscription & Contact Info

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