Can Parents Demand a Member of the IEP Team be Excluded?

The Guidance Counselor ignored our parental consent form and conducted tests on our daughter against our written instructions, even though she signed the form acknowledging our wishes and concerns. Our Continue Reading →

Must Services in the IEP be Provided by a Special Ed Teacher?

Featured

“My 10-year-old with Downs Syndrome made no progress in reading over the last 4-5 years. A reading specialist evaluated her and recommended a different reading program. The school agreed to Continue Reading →

I Want to Make a Difference. Is Special Ed Law for Me?

(1)  I’m finishing my undergraduate degree in Special Education and want to work in Special Ed law. Do I need a doctorate and a law degree? I don’t care about Continue Reading →

Reading is NOT “One Size Fits All”

A reading program needs to be chosen based upon the unique and individual needs of a particular student. One reading program will not work for all students, even if the Continue Reading →

Do Parents Have to Excuse Members of the IEP Team?

The bottom line is no.  If you do not agree, a required member of the IEP team may not be excused. If the school asks you to consent to excuse Continue Reading →

We’re Moving! – When Should I Tell the School?

Last year the school really dropped the ball on my child’s IEP. His ‘first year’ teacher left out all the accommodations and modifications. He had his worst year on record. Continue Reading →

We’re Moving! – When Should I Tell the School?

Last year the school really dropped the ball on my child’s IEP. His ‘first year’ teacher left out all the accommodations and modifications. He had his worst year on record. Continue Reading →

The Power of Parent Advocacy

This time of year the football chant is ringing in our heads – “We’ve got the pow-er!” This year, get some of that advocacy power! “Key changes in the special Continue Reading →