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Special Ed Advocate Archives: 2017

The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter from Wrightslaw. The newsletter provides accurate, up-to-date information about special education legal and advocacy issues. Our goal is to help readers navigate the confusing world of special education and get quality services for children with disabilities. Mission.

The 2017 Archives includes links to all issues of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter and Alerts published this year. To read issues published since April 1998, please visit the
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January 4, 2017 - ALERT! Educational Benefit: "Merely More Than De Minimis" or "Meaningful"? Supreme Court Revisits FAPE Requirements in Endrew F. v. Douglas Co. Sch. Dist. RE-1 on January 11, 2017.

January 10, 2017 - A Guide to Helping Your Child at Home: Developing Foundational Skills in Reading & Writing by Diana Hanbury King. On Sale Now! A Guide: Developing Foundational Skills in Reading & Writing; Too Many Children are Not Learning to Read; Three Generations of Dyslexia at the Supreme Court.

January 17, 2017 - 2016 Annual Progress Report...and a Thank You Note. 2016 Progress Report; Top 10 Articles; Top 10 Topics; Top 10 Cases; Top 10 Blog Posts.

January 24, 2017 - New! Parent and Teacher Guide to Section 504. Download and Study This New Guide! Parent & Teacher Guide to Section 504; What's Your 504 IQ? Take the Quiz; How Can I File a Section 504 Complaint?; Video: Section 504 Retaliation Issues.

January 31, 2017 - Leveling the Playing Field with Accommodations. Easier Access to Test Accommodations on College Boards; Accommodations & After School Programs; Can the School Deny Accommodations in an AP Course?; Accommodations in the Classroom and on Tests.

February 7, 2017 - W&M Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy 2017. Registation is OPEN! Get the details and dowload the application.

February 14, 2017 - Saying I "Heart" You to Those Who Help. Learn why and how to say thank you to those who have helped your child succeed. Find tips for avoiding confrontation with members of the team and learn where to find help on the Yellow Pages for Kids site.

February 21, 2017 - Can the Use of Restraint Deny Section 504 FAPE? New! OCR Guidance on Legal Limitations on Restraint; OCR Guidance Fact Sheet - Denial of FAPE; How Safe is the School House?; What Can You Do to Protect Your Child? Sample "No Restraint" Letter.

February 28, 2017 - Do I HAVE to Sign the IEP? Do I HAVE to Sign the IEP?; When a Parent Makes Threats-or Refuses to Sign the IEP; Parent Participation and Consent; IEP Expired! Now What?

March 7, 2017 - Hot Topic: Homework Problems, Executive Functioning Issues. Homework Refusal & Failure; Does Your CHIld Have Organization Problems?; Tests & Assessments: Executive Functioning Skills; Alternate Placement for "assignment Refusal" - a Helpful Strategyd?

March 14, 2017 - Can the School Exclude Related Services from the IEP...and Providers from IEP Meetings? School Says No Related Services in the IEP!; Can the School Exclude Related Service Providers from IEP Meetings?; Steps to Take When IEP Services are NOT Delivered; IDEA Statute and Regs Define Related Services.

March 21, 2017 - Effective IEP Teams: Reality or Impossible Dream? Building Effective IEP Teams; Can We Invite Outside professionals to be Part of the Team?; Can't Get Your DOctor to the IEP Meeting?; Friend or Foe? Is My Attorney on My Side?

March 28, 2017 - The School Insists We Medicate My Daughter! The School Insists We Medicate My Daughter; Does Medication Make a Child Ineligible for an IEP?; What the Law Says: 20 USC 1412(a)(25); FAPE May Require a Skilled Nurse.

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