January 2, 2007 - Parental Rights Case & Effective Advocacy. New newsletter format; Winkelman v. Parma case about parental rights; Planning for Effective Advocacy.
January 18, 2007 - Annual Progress Report . Top 10 articles, top 10 topics, and top 10 cases for 2006.
24, 2007 - Independence and Self-Sufficiency. Rebutting Rowley? K.L.
v. Mercer Island (WA) School District; Will NCLB Be Reauthorized This
February 05, 2007 - 2006 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities. Did you know that "Special instruction or training or therapy... may be deductible?"; How to Plan for the Future and Get Your Records in Order; Organizing Your Child's File.
February 13, 2007 - Transition Planning. Making the Transition; Setting Lifelong Goals, Preparing for Employment; K.L. v. Mercer Island School District.
February 20, 2007 - Accommodations and Modifications, High-Stakes Testing. Website Satisfaction Survey; Do Teachers Have to Provide All Accommodations in the Child's IEP?; Aren't Modifications for One Child Unfair to Other Children?; Do the laws prohibit schools from providing accommodations on high stakes tests?; What qualities do good special education teachers share?
February 27, 2007 - Bullying, Confidentiality & Parent's Need to Know. Preventing Bullying; Protecting Students; Supreme Court cases updates.
13, 2007 - IDEA 2004: Roadmap to the IEP. Can the IEP Team Prepare
a "Draft IEP" Before an IEP Meeting?; IEP Resources; 2006 Tax
Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities.
March 29, 2007 - SMART IEPs. Tactics and Strategy; What Can I Ask the School to Do to help my child learn to read?; The Lighter Side of Special Ed; Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities.
April 3, 2007 - J.D. v. Atlanta Public Schools. "A Lesser Spirit Would Have Been Crushed Long Ago"; legal decisions and issues; Is Dyslexia a Specific Learning Disability Under IDEA?; Helping Children Learn to Read; Reading Rockets.
April 10, 2007 - Homework and School Failure. Can I demand that teachers give me his homework assignment?; How to Resolve Problems and Protect Parent-School Relationships; Draft IEPs; Tax Benefits.
April 17, 2007 - Bullying and School Safety. What Can I Do If My Child Is Being Harassed At School?; School-based Anti-Violence Program; Positive Behavior Supports; The Child Who Can't Verbalize Fear or Pain; National School Safety Center.
May 2, 2007 - Autism Epidemic and Early Intervention. Autism Epidemic Rages On; Intensive Early Intervention is Essential for Children with Autism; Caselaw; "My Brother Has Autism" by Melody Igafo-Te'o (age 8); Free Pubs and Recommended Resources.
May 9, 2007 - Suspensions and Expulsions. Can the School Expel My Child with ADHD & LD?; Suspending Children with Disabilities from School; Law Library: Discipline Cases; Happy Mother's Day. Yellow Pages for Kids; and Training Programs.
May 16, 2007 - IEPs for Behavior Problems, Assessments & Interventions. IDEA 2004 and IEPS for Children with Behavior Problems; What Are Schools Required to Do for Children with Behavior Problems?; Functional Behavior Assessments; Interventions; What Parents Need to Know.
May 22, 2007 - Supreme Court Rules on Parent Rights. "Parents Have Independent, Enforceable Rights"; Jacob Winkelman v. Parma City School District; Spring into Summer Book Sale; School Misdiagnoses Boy As "Retarded" - video.
May 31, 2007 - Negotiating for ESY Services, NPR Interview. "How I Got Extended School Year Services After the School Said "No!"; ESY Standards and Caselaw; NPR Interview with Pete Wright on the Supreme Court & Special Education: Winkelman v.Parma; Winkelman poll results.
June 5, 2007 - So You Want to Be an Advocate. Advocacy FAQs; Who Can Be an Advocate?; So You Want to Be An Advocate? A Game Plan by Pat Howey; Join COPAA; Wrightslaw Advocacy Training.
June 13, 2007 - Summer School for Parents. Take Care of Yourself and Your Family; Thank You Notes; Relax and Read; Plan and Prepare; Parent Tools and Advocacy Strategies and Training.
June 19, 2007 - Summer School for Parents. Learn About Evaluations; Learn How to Measure Your Child's Educational Progress; Learn to Write SMART IEPs; Pro-parent decision in A.K. v. Alexandria City School Board (4th Cir. 2007).
June 27, 2007 - Summer School for Parents. State Academic Standards; Use IDEA & NCLB to Build a Better Special Education Program; Learn About Your Legal Rights & Responsibilities; Breaking News! IDEA Report Cards: Did Your State Pass or Fail?
July 10, 2007 - Summer School for Parents. Get a Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation of Your child; Find Help in Your Community; Join a Parent Study or Advocacy group; Attend a Wrightslaw Training.
July 25, 2007 - FETA:The Special Education Survival Guide. From Emotions to Advocacy; Coming Soon! Online Training from Wrightslaw; "Teach a Man to Fish..." Start a FETA Study Group; Educational Advocacy Study Groups.
August 8, 2007 - ADD/ADHD: Eligibility for Special Education Services. Is My Child Eligible for Special Ed Services?; Get Your Own Copy of the IDEA Statute and Regulations; What are My Child's Rights Under Section 504?; Coming Soon! Training That Meets Your Needs.
August 15, 2007 - Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in NYC v. Tom F. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in New Case; History and Significance of the Case; New Trend in Special Education Law?
August 22, 2007 - Teaching Lions and Tigers. Teaching Lions and Tigers; Discipline and Children with ADHD; 4 Rules of Discipline; Parenting Issues; Getting Ready to Launch: Wrightslaw WebEx Training Programs.
August 29, 2007 - WebEx Training Center; Preview of Programs. What Are Your Dreams?; Wrightslaw WebEx Training Center Opens Next Week; Sneak Preview of Wrightslaw WebEx Training; Formats: Download and CD-ROM; Coursebooks Available.
September 6, 2007 - Special Offer! New Wrightslaw Training Programs. Special Introductory Offer, you save 40% to 60% when you buy Wrightslaw training programs now. Training programs are available in two formats: Download and CD-Rom. CEUs are available.
September 12, 2007 - Are Parents Protected from Discrimination in the Workplace? ADA Protections at Work by Brian East, Esq.; Employee Benefit Protections for Parents by Claire Kennedy-Wilkins, Esq.; Family and Medical Leave Act Protections by Loring Spolter, Esq.; Find Help at the Yellow Pages for Kids.
September 19, 2007 - Back to School: Strategies & Tips for a Successful School Year. Protecting Parent-School Relationships; The Do's and Don'ts of Parent Advocacy; 9 Ways to Boost Your Child's Attitude Before the Bus Arrives, Give Your Child's Teachers a "Heads Up".
September 26, 2007 - Child Find: It's Not Optional - It's Mandatory; Jamie S. v. Milwaukee Public Schools. Judge Orders Sanctions Against School District, Remedies for Kids; Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction: "No Teeth in Its Bite"; The Child Find Mandate: What Does it Mean to You?; Singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park - Disability Awareness Day.
October 03, 2007 - What's Up at Wrightslaw? The LD Podcast; Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Awards and Interviews; The Kojo Show on NPR interviews Pete Wright on Winkelman v Parma City School District; "The Wright Way" to effective advocacy; Wrightslaw WebEx Training Series.
October 10, 2007 - Teacher Says, "I Don't Care if He Has an IEP," - Mother Asks for Help. The Background of the Story; Two Questions; Advice from Wrightslaw; More Excellent Advice from Research Editor, Suzanne Heath, about IEPs, the IEP Meeting, Goals and Accommodations, One-to-one paraprofessionals.
October 11, 2007 - Alert! Supreme Court Issues Decision in NYC v. Tom F. On Wednesday, October 10, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in this case. Justice Kennedy, author of the pro-parent decision in Winkelman v. Parma, recused himself. The decision was split, 4-4.
October 17, 2007 - Online Guide To Special Education Law & Advocacy. Update in Hyde Park Board of Education v. Frank G.; Bookmark the sitemap at Wrightslaw; Google It on Wrightslaw; How to Find Help in Your Local Area; The Yellow Pages for Kids with disabilities.
October 24, 2007 - Stop Bullying Now! Part 1: Bullying Prevention Awareness Week; Reports and Resources; Bullying Prevention - for Kids; Bullying Prevention - for Parents.
October 31, 2007 - Stop Bullying Now! Part 2: Bullying Prevention for Schools; Cyber-Bullying; More Resources on Harassment and Bullying Prevention; Good Books.
November 14, 2007 - Be A Hero...To A Hero. A message from Pete and Pam Wright. Support Our Troops. How Can We Help? How Can Teachers & Kids Help?
November 20, 2007 - Changing Schools and IEPs. Military Families with Special Needs; Moves, Transfers, and Kids with IEPs; Help for Military Families with Exceptional Family Members; Success Story: Mom Attends Wrightslaw Training, Starts Advocacy Training Group. Free Pub!
November 27, 2007 - Answers to Your Questions About Research Based Reading Programs. Why Use Research Based Reading Programs?; Where Can I Find Research Based Programs & Assessments?; How Can I Get a Reading Program That Works?; Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on CD-ROM.
December 4 , 2007 - Do We Over Accommodate? Teachers Debate Accommodations and Modifications. If Teachers Over Accommodate, Do Students Under Perform?; Must Teachers Make Modifications?; How Does Differentiating Instruction Level the Playing Field?; Wrightslaw Gift Certificates are Available Now; Holiday Special 25% off all other Wrightslaw Products.
December 11 , 2007 - Emotional and Behavior Problems: You Can't Just Teach the Easy Kids. Bad Behavior or Misbehavior Caused by the Disability?; It Isn't Okay Just to Teach the Easy Kids; Get the Correct Process in Place - Right from The Start; Why You Should Advertise With Us - and How; Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities.
December 18 , 2007 - Success Story: From Victim to a Mighty Force. Why Can't My Children Read?; Special Education 101; From Anger to Advocacy - How I Turned Things Around; Do You Have Success Story to Share?