2016 Progress Report...and
A Thank You Note

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ISSN: 1538-320
January 17, 2017

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Pete and Pam WrightIt's time for our annual progress report - and a big thank you from the Wrightslaw staff.

We appreciate your input, encouragement, and support during the past year.

As we reflect on our annual report, we feel deeply grateful. We want to thank you for making 2016 another successful year.

By working together, we are making a difference for 6.5 million children with disabilities and their families.

Many thanks!

Pam & Pete Wright

We hope that you will forward this issue of the Special Ed Advocate to other friends, families, or colleagues.

2016 Progress Report


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Top 10 Articles in 2016

1. Questions and Answers on Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Requirements of the IDEA

2. Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney by Pete Wright, Esq. and Pam Wright, MA, MSW

3. Understanding Dysgraphia

4. 12 Rules for Writing GREAT Letters by Pamela Wright, MA, MSW

5. Handling a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) by Bill Brownley, Esq.

6. The Child Find Mandate: What Does It Mean to You? by Pam and Pete Wright.

7. My Child with a 504 is Failing, School Won't Help by Pam and Pete Wright.

8. The History of Special Education Law by Pete Wright, Esq.

9. Disciplining Students with Disabilities by Kevin Dwyer, NCSP

10. How to Request a One-to-One Paraprofessional for Your Child by Wayne Steedman, Esq.

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Top 10 Topics in 2016

Top Ten1. IDEA 2004

2. Early Intervention

3. Behavior Problems and Discipline

4. Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger Syndrome (AS)

5. Transition

6. Eligibility

7. Identification and Child Find

8. Extended School Year Services (ESY)

9. Privacy, Confidentiality, Education Records (FERPA)

10. Response to Intervention (RTI)

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Top 10 Cases in 2016

1. Bd. Ed. Hendrick Hudson Sch. Dist. v. Amy Rowley

2. Fry v. Napoleon Comm. Sch. Dist.

3. Doug c. v. Hawaii

4. Cedar Rapids v. Garret F.

5. Doe v. Withers Complaint

6. Burlington Sch. Comm. v. Mass. Dept Ed

7. Florence County Sch. Dist. IV v. Shannon Carter

8. Irving v. Tatro

9. Phyllene W. v. Huntsville City Board of Ed

10. Shaffer v. Weast

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Top 10 Blog Posts in 2016

1. Do Schools Have Any Legal Obligation to Identify and Test Students?

2. Special Education: NOT the Resource Room, the Classroom in the Trailer, or the Special School Across Town

3. Q & A Database: Topics "Accommodations" - "IEPs"

4. How Can I Develop SMART IEP Goals for Behavior Problems?

5. Getting Help for a Child with a Behavior Disorder

6. When Teachers Bully

7. Retention or Promotion? What's Best for My Child?

8. I'm a Teacher and I Know IEPs are NOT Being Followed. What Do I Do?

9. The Best Kept Secret in Special Education

10. Advocating for a Child with ADHD - 504 or IEP?

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What People Are Saying About The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter

"Thanks for the trustworthy information an support you provide through the Wrightslaw web site and newsletter. You helped our family act when we needed to - we are thriving now."


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