In This Issue ...
January 17, 2012
The first issue of The Special Ed Advocate went out to 200 people in April, 1998.
Today, more than 88,000 people receive a copy of the weekly newsletter.
Many thanks to our readers. Throughout the year you offer advice, ideas and support, send new cases, and share your struggles and successes.
We appreciate your enthusiastic response to our website, books, and training programs.
Thank you for your emails and letters, your questions and comments on the Wrightslaw Way Blog, and your participation in Wrightslaw on FB.
We've had a great year in 2011. It's time for our annual progress report - and a big thank you from all the Wrightslaw staff.
Pam & Pete Wright
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find links to the top 10 articles, topics, cases, and blog posts in 2011. We've listed the "Top 10s" to help you find important information quickly and easily.
Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.
2011 Progress Report
Over 2.9 million people visited Wrightslaw in 2011. Wrightslaw recorded over 9 million page views.
Summary of Activity
Total Visitors: 2.9 million
Total Page Views: 9 million
View 2011 User Summary (in pdf)
Busiest Months: March and October
Slowest Months: December and July
The Wrightslaw Way Blog
Two million people visited The Wrightslaw Way Blog in 2011.
Thanks to your support, we are developing creative solutions to problems by sharing advice and getting information from others. If you have not already visited our online community, go to the COMMUNITY HELPLINE to ask or answer a question.
Wrightslaw on Facebook
Thank you for joining us on Facebook. We began our FB community in February 2010, now Wrightslaw friends are over 15,000 strong.
Find Wrightslaw on Facebook
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Top 10 Articles in 2011
1. Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney by Pete Wright, Esq. and Pam Wright, M.A., M.S.W.
2. Functional Behavior Assessments: What, Why, When, Where, and Who? by Stephen Starin, Ph.D
3. Key Differences Between Section 504, ADA, and IDEA by Pete and Pam Wright.
4. IEPs for Children with Behavior Problems by Pat Howey, Paralegal and Advocate.
5. Transition Services for Education, Work, Independent Living.
6. Be a Hero...To a Hero: Support Our Troops.
7. Response to Intervention: Guidelines for Parents and Practitioners by James B. Hale, Ph.D.
8. Wrightslaw Game Plan: SMART IEPs by Pete and Pam Wright.
9. 12 Rules for Writing GREAT Letters by Pamela Wright, MA, MSW.
10. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) & FAPE by Pete Wright, Esq. and Pamela Wright, MA, MSW.
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