Some Students Don’t Receive Needed Test Accommodations

Disability Scoop reports that “too little is being done to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations on the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests, according to a new Continue Reading →

High Expectations: Raising the Bar for Children with Disabilities?

At the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on special educators to take responsibility for the success of their students. Duncan Continue Reading →

What’s the Intent of a Summary of Performance?

When I asked the IEP team about my son’s Summary of Performance, I got the “deer in the headlights” look – they didn’t even know what it was.  We finally Continue Reading →

First “Wrightslaw All About IEPs” Program in Tampa (Jan 15, 2010)

Wrightslaw All About IEPs is a new program (one day, five hours) by Pete Wright that focuses on the legal requirements for IEPs and how to develop SMART IEPs. This Continue Reading →

College Students with Disabilities – Spend Your Summer in DC!

Each year, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) hosts two Summer Internship Programs for College Students with Disabilities in Washington, DC, providing paid travel to and from DC, Continue Reading →

Judge Sotomayor Knows About Learning Disabilities – “She Got It!”

As we watched the confirmation hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Pete said: “In the Bartlett case, Judge Sotomayor wrote the best description of  learning disabilities Continue Reading →