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Date: November 28, 2006
Issue: 371
ISSN: 1538-3202

In this Issue


1. Who is Eligible for Protections Under Section 504, But not IDEA?

2. Why Must I Make Modifications for One Child?

3. Child with Health Problems Dismissed From Team


4. Get Help from the New Yellow Pages for Kids

5. Coming Soon! Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

6. Wrightslaw Programs in OK, NC, DE - and CA!

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1. Who is Eligible for Protections Under Section 504 - But Not Under IDEA?

"Who is protected under Section 504? A student with AIDS? A student with ADD? A student with asthma?"

What do you think? Which students are protected under Section 504? From your questions, we know that many people are confused about Section 504 - what the law is designed to do and for whom.

For the answers to these questions, read Who is Eligible for Protections Under Section 504 - But Not Under IDEA?


Learn more about Section 504 and protection from discrimination.


2. Why Must I Make Modifications for One Child? It Seems Unfair to Other Children

"I am a regular education teacher. I was told that I must make modifications for a child who does not have an IEP or 504 plan. Must I make modifications for this child? It does not seem fair to make modifications for one child and not the others. What does the law say?

In Why Must I Make Modifications for a Child?, Pat answers this teacher's questions, and reflects on modifications we receive
(and take for granted) at work and in everyday life.

From Pat's perspective, "If teachers provided the modifications children needed, we might not need laws and costly evaluations. Heck, we might not even need special education." Read article.

Read more answers to questions submitted by people just like you in Ask the Advocate.


3. Child with Health Problems Dismissed from the Team - Should Parent File a Complaint?

"My child has chronic health problems. Sometimes he has to miss school for medical treatments. He was dismissed as manager of a team. He is devastated. I am angry. How should I handle this? I want to file a complaint."

In My Child with Health Problems Dismissed from the Team - Should I File a Complaint? Sue Heath offers a plan to deal with the immediate crisis. She also provides a creative strategy that parents can use to get an appropriate Section 504 Plan -- and ensure that the school actually implements the Plan.

For more creative advocacy strategies, read Doing Your Homework.


4. Get Help from the Yellow Pages for Kids

"Help! I am having problems with the school - I need an advocate!"
"Help! I need to get an evaluation of my child - where can I find a good evaluator?"

To answer your requests for help, we built the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities for every state and territory. The Yellow Pages includes listings for psychologists, educational diagnosticians, therapists, health care providers, tutors, special education schools, advocates, attorneys, support and study groups, and others who provide services to parents and children.

Yellow Pages for Kids User Guide The Yellow Pages for Kids User Guide will teach you how to be a more effective advocate. Learn how to build your team, get educated about your child's disability, find special education advocacy training, locate a parent group, and get legal and advocacy help.

Should You Get Listed as a Provider? If you are a provider who helps parents and caregivers get services for children with disabilities, or you facilitate a support or study group, please submit an application be listed on your state Yellow Pages for Kids.

How Do You Get Listed? Fill out the application and click "Submit" to send it to us for processing. Processing may take one week or more, depending upon volume of requests. You will receive a confirmation email once your listing has been added.

Yes, listings are free!

 

5. Coming Soon - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-892320-16-2, 456 pages) by Pete and Pam Wright includes the full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and IDEA 2004 regulations with analysis and commentary; federal education laws including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, No Child Left Behind, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), McKinney-Vento Homeless Act; decisions in special education cases from the U. S. Supreme Court; resources and references.

Subscribers to The Special Ed Advocate newsletter will receive advance notice and a special prepublication offer before Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is available to the public. Watch your email box - you'll receive an announcement soon.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law is designed to meet the needs of parents, teachers, advocates, attorneys, related services providers, school psychologists, administrators, college professors, hearing officers, and employees of district and state departments of education.

Learn more about IDEA 2004.


6. Wrightslaw Special Ed Law & Advocacy Programs in OK, NC, DE ... and CA!

Wrightslaw offers a variety of special education law and advocacy programs taught by nationally-known experts in the field.


The Winter schedule includes these programs:

December 5
: Oklahoma City, OK - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Oklahoma Disability Law Center. Speakers: Pete and Pam Wright. FREE to OK parents & caregivers.

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