Sleep Disorders, Truancy and Student Needs: A Complicated Mix

I have a student with a sleep disorder and emotional issues. How do the compulsory attendance laws and a student with special education needs intertwine? Good question. All states have Continue Reading →

3rd Circuit to Hear Food Allergy Discrimination Case

A case involving a kindergarten student with a tree nut allergy has the potential to set a precedent for food-allergy-related accommodations in a federal appellate court. Food Allergy Research and Continue Reading →

Does FERPA Guarantee Student Confidentiality in the Classroom?

I have two children in a public special ed class who are in the medically dependent children program through the state. They have nurses who go with them to school. Continue Reading →

Testing Accommodations for ACT and SAT

My daughter’s evaluation results said,  she “may experience difficulty in retrieving phonological information from long-term or permanent memory, as well as difficulty executing a sequence of operations quickly and repeatedly.” Continue Reading →

An Amazing Journey: Things You Can Do with Section 504

From Jim Comstock-Galagan The recent amendments to Section 504 and the ADAA greatly expanded coverage under Section 504/ADA. The ADA Amendments Act, Public Law No. 110–325 (2008), overturned Supreme Court Continue Reading →