January 3, 2006 - Smart Parent Advocacy. Tips to help your child get off to a good start when school begins; parent advocacy - what to do and not do; IDEA 2004 program in Northern VA; attorneys' fees under IDEA 2004; Pete and Pam Wright receive Outstanding Educator award.
January 10, 2006 - Annual Progress Report from Wrightslaw. Top 10 articles, top 10 topics, and top 10 cases for 2005.
Alert - Arlington v. Murphy - U. S. Supreme Court will decide whether parents who prevail in special education cases may be reimbursed for the costs of their experts and/or educational consultants. (01/12/06)
January 17, 2006 - Advocacy Strategies to Get Good IEPs. Questions about online training; how to use advocacy tactics and strategies to get a good IEP; what you can ask the school to do; get help from the Yellow Pages for Kids.
January 24, 2006 - Reading, Title I & IDEA. Double-Dipping? Are kids with disabilities barred from Title I reading?; teaching a child to read - special ed or Reading First; what reading tests measure ... and don't measure; Early intervention: Get Ready to Read Screening Tool.
February 7, 2006 - Reading Recovery & Research Based Programs. Why Reading Recovery is not appropriate for children with reading disorders; what school districts get for their money with Reading Recovery; why Reading Recovery is not appropriate for 1st graders; how to organize a successful parent group.
February 15, 2006 - Research Based Reading Programs & Assessments. Wrightslaw site en espanol; where to find reliable information about research based reading programs and assessments; criteria for research based reading programs; 10 tips - how to use IDEA & NCLB to improve your child's IEP.
February 22, 2006 - Difficulties in Getting the School to Provide an Appropriate Program. How to help your child build success; how to get the school to provide an appropriate program; navigating the forest without a flashlight.
Wrightslaw Alert - Protecting Educational Rights Under IDEA - Proposed requirements for multi-year IEPs and paperwork waiver programs pose dangers - your comments needed! (03/02/06)
March 7, 2006 - Answering Your Questions about FAPE. Pete and Pam answer questions about FAPE, how to document concerns and record meetings; FAPE for children with different needs; Evans v. Rhinebeck: Your Roadmap to FAPE.
March 20, 2006 - Answering Your Questions about Confidentiality, Mistakes People Make. Pete and Pam answer questions about parent observations v. confidentiality; mistakes people make - parents, schools, advocates, evaluators; feeling guilty about asking for special ed services?; Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board.
April 4, 2006 - Special Issue on COPAA, Part 1 - Advice from attorney members of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates; Gary Mayerson & Deal v. Hamilton Co TN; expert witnesses, paper trails, due process hearings, attorneys fees; Rowley, FAPE and high stakes testing.
April 11, 2006 - Special Issue on COPAA, Part 2 - Advice from COPAA members who are advocates, evaluators, educational consultants; progress report on online training; reading & exit exams, IEP meetings, complaints, negotiating, due process hearings; reading tests, reading methods, resolving parent school disputes.
April 18, 2006 - Arlington v. Murphy. Supreme Court to hear Oral Argument in Arlington v. Murphy; download briefs in Arlington v. Murphy; should a deaf child be taught by an interpreter; online training update.
May 2, 2006 - Behavior Problems & Discipline - What parents and teachers need to know; male aides for female students; Disability News interviews Pat Howey; update on IDEA 2004 regs.
May 10, 2006 - Game Plan for Writing SMART IEPs. Highly qualified teachers and research based instruction; NCLB - what every parent needs to know; update on IDEA 2004 Regs.
May 16, 2004 - Extended School Year Services - Success Story; legal standard; advocacy strategies to resolve an ESY problem; ESY caselaw.
May 24, 2006 - What Can One Person Do? - Start an educational advocacy group, build a cool website, educate people in your community, attend an IEP meeting with a parent, visit the new, improved Yellow Pages for Kids.
May 31, 2006 - Parents Prevail in ABA Autism Case - Includes Pete's Analysis of Henrico v. R.T.; Update on IDEA regs, California Supreme Court reinstates Exit Exam.
June 8, 2006 - IDEA Regs Under Review - What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004; IDEA publications, reports, resources.
June 14, 2006 - Strategies to Resolve IEP Problems - How to Use an IEP Attachment; How to Use Follow-Up Letters.
June 20, 2006 - Top 5 Articles & Topics, Top Cases, Yellow Pages for Kids
June 27, 2006 - Supreme Court Issues Decision in Arlington v. Murphy. Pete's Analysis; What You Don't Know About IDEA 2004 & NCLB CAN Hurt You!
July 11, 2006 - Parents Sue After Child Assaulted by Peer Tutor; Male Aide for Female Student; Why Parents Need to Ask "Dumb Questions"
July 18, 2006 - Call to Action! NY Allows Schools to Use Aversives on Children ... Including Electric Shock, Bell Curve Beta Groups ROCK; Protecting Your Child from Restraint, Aversives, Seclusion.
August 1, 2006 - IDEA Regs Approved, Expected Soon! What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004.
August 9, 2006 - IDEA 2004 Regs Available Now, Reformatted by Wrightslaw; Wrightslaw Webcasts Coming Soon!
August 15, 2006 - IDEA 2004 Regs & Model Forms. IDEA 2004 Regs, Model Forms for IEPs, Procedural Safeguards, Prior Written Notice; Online Training Soon.
August 22, 2006 - New Pro-Child Decision in Autism Case. Powerful Decision in Henrico v. R.T, Analysis of Henrico School Board v. R.T. by Pete Wright; Jeffers v. School Bd. DVD; More Resources about Autism, ASD, PDD, Asperger Syndrome.
September 1, 2006 - Another Powerful Pro-Child Decision in Autism Case. Judge Issues Powerful Decision on behalf of Child with Autism in JP v. School Bd of Hanover County; Autism Caselaw; More Resources about Autism, ASD, PDD, Asperger Syndrome
September 6, 2006 - Back to School Issue. 9 Ways to Boost Your Child's Attitude Before the Bus Arrives; 10 Tips for a Successful School Year; Parent Advocacy - What You Should Do and Not Do; New Sections about Early Intervention, Juvenile Justice, College, Military and DOD, and more.
September 12, 2006 - Your Child's Documents and File. The Paper Case: Managing Your Child's Documents, Why Schools Draw Lines in the Sand, What You Need to Know about IDEA 2004.
September 27, 2006 - IEP Goals & Parent Rights. How Can I Get a Trained, Certified Reading Teacher; How Can I Get Good Goals in the IEP, Do I have a Right to Observe My Child's Classroom; IDEA 2004 - Schedule of Public Meetings.
October 17, 2006 - IEP Teams and IEP Meetings. How to Handle Reading and IEP Team Problems; What to Do at an IEP Meeting; IEP Tips - Taping School Meetings.
October 25, 2006 - Children with Emotional and Behavior Problems. Schools Arresting Children for Minor Behaviors; IEPs for Children with Behavior Problems; Obligations to Kids with Emotional Problems.
November 6, 2006 - Advocacy, Voting & IDEA 2004. Most Powerful Advocacy Tool in IDEA 2004, What Can One Person Do (Do You Have a Free Hour?), Be a Good Role Model for Your Kids - Vote, Answers to Questions and Hotlines.
November 15, 2006 - Supreme Court to Hear Case about Parental Representation. - Can Parents Represent Their Children's Rights Under IDEA? Supreme Court to Hear Winkelman v. Parma School District; Surviving Due Process DVD; Trial Preparation: The Paper Chase.
November 28, 2006 - Section 504, Accommodations & Modifications. Discrimination. Who is Eligible for Protections Under Section 504, but Not Under IDEA; Why Must Teacher Make Modifications for One Child; Child with Health problems Dismissed from Team; Get Help from the Yellow Pages for Kids.
December 7, 2006 -Wrightslaw Special Education Law Available Now! Special Offer on print book and e-book combo from 12/07/06 through 12/20/06.
December 12 - IDEA 2004 & Functional IEP Goals. What You Need to Know About Functional Goals in IEPs; On the Record about Special Education in America with Pete and Pam Wright; 10 Things I Wish I Had Known about Learning Disabilities.