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Special Ed Advocate Archives: 2018

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 2018 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 9, 2018 - 2017 Progress Report...and a Thank You Note! Progress Report; Top 10 Articles; Top 10 Topics; Top 10 Cases; Top 10 Blog Posts.

January 16, 2018 - It's 2018: Don't Panic! Get a Crisis Management Plan! Crisis! Emergency! Help!; Resolving Disputes with the IEP Team; Are You "Mike Manners" or "Bob Bombastic"?; Don't Let Disagreements Escalate into Power Struggles.

January 23, 2018 - New Pop-Up! Assessing Reading Difficulties & Disabilities. New Pop-Up! Assessing Reading Difficulties & Disabilities; Ask the Evaluator: Teacher Resources for Dyslexia Screening; A Student with Dyslexia: The Jarron Draper Case; Wrightslaw: All About Tests & Assessments, 2nd Edition.

January 30, 2018 - When the Stakes are High - Avoid Unnecessary Mistakes! Mistakes Schools Make; Mistakes Parents Make; Mistakes Advocates Make; Mistakes Independent Evaluators Make.

February 6, 2018 - Great Strategy? Asking Questions! Learn to Ask questions, Get Services; 5 Ws +H + E Questions; The IEP and the Art of Asking Questions; Tactics & Strategy: Learning the Rules of the Game.

February 13, 2018 - William & Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA), July 29 - August 3, 2018. Registration is Open. Early applications are recommended. Get all the details and download the application.

February 20, 2018 - 6 Steps to a SMART Start This Year: Understanding Parent Rights. How to Use IDEA to Improve Your Child's Special Education Program; The Right to FAPE - What is it?; IDEA: Learn What the Law Says; Make a Compelling Case to Your Child's IEP Team.

February 27, 2018 - 6 Steps to a SMART Start This Year: Reviewing Educational Records. Reviewing & Requesting School Records; Requesting Agency Records; Sample Letters: How to Request Information; The Right to Review Your Child's Records.

March 6, 2018 - 6 Steps to a SMART Start This Year: Time to Organize Your Child's File. Document Management System Rules; The Paper Chase: What Documents are Keepers?; IEP Tote Kit: Get Organized Before your Next IEP Meeting; Success Story: What Organizing the File Can Do!

March 13, 2018 - 6 Steps to a SMART Start This Year: What You Should Know About Evaluations. Does the Law Require the School to Test Your Child?; What You Should Know About Evaluations; Comprehensive Evaluations - Roadmap to the Future; Wrightslaw: All About Tests & Assessments - On Sale Now!

March 20, 2018 - 6 Steps to a SMART Start This Year: Why SMART Goals in the IEP are so Important! Game Plan : Getting to SMART!; What's Your Target? SMART IEP Goals; How Do You Write IEP Goals & Obejctives?; SMART IEPs for Behavior Problems.

March 27, 2018 - 6 Steps to a SMART Start This Year: Parent Preparation & Input. Failing to Include a Parent Violates IDEA; Parents are Not Members of the IEP Team...Say What!?; Law & Regulations: Parent Participation; Your Written Opinion: The IEP Meeting from YOUR Viewpoint.

April 3, 2018 - Day Camps / Sleep-Aways / Camps for Mil Kids. Youth Programs & Summer Camps; Summer Reading Can Bridge the Gap; Find the Right Camp; What's in Your Beach Bag?

April 10, 2018 - Free Listing! Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities. Free Listings on the Yellow Pages; Time to Update Your Current Listing; Yellow Pages for Kids Users Guide; Why Advertise @ Yellow Pages for Kids?

April 17, 2018 - The Columbo Strategy and How to Use It! How I Got ESY Services After the School Said "No!"; Cry for Help, or Reality Check?; Dynamics of Dealing with Difficult People; Miss Manners or Bob Bombastic?

April 24, 2018 - IEP FAQs. Struggling During Recess? Address PBIS in the IEP; Why, When, and How Can I revise the IEP?; More FAQs in All About IEPs; Can the IEP Include Parent & Teacher Training?

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