IEP FAQs: Do Nursing Services Belong in the IEP?

If a child is wheelchair-bound and needs a catheter, is this something that belongs in the IEP? Exactly whose responsibility is it to handle catheters for wheelchair-bound students? I would Continue Reading →

Sign-On and Support the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act (HR 2740)!

In 2006, the Supreme Court decided that parents could not be reimbursed for expert witness fees in Arlington Central School District v. Murphy. The Murphy decision has made the playing Continue Reading →

4 Year Old With Behavior Problems: Eligible for Special Education Services?

I am a counselor with the local mental health agency. I’m working with a 4 year old boy who has been “kicked out of” two preschool programs for behavior problems. Continue Reading →

Parent Involvement in Placement Decisions

My child attends school ‘out of district’ because our district had no program for a multiple needs-high needs student. He has one year left of school (age 20). Now the Continue Reading →

Our Law Student’s Success Story

In January, Pete and I became adjunct professors at the William & Mary Law School. We teach a Special Education Law and Advocacy class and assist the Law School with Continue Reading →

When Teachers Won’t Provide Accommodations in the IEP

My child has language-based learning disabilities and fine motor problems that make it impossible for him to produce legible written work. His IEP includes accommodations to help with these problems. Continue Reading →

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

A Guidance Counselor ignored our parental consent form and conducted some tests on our daughter against our written instructions, even though she also signed the form acknowledging our concern. Our Continue Reading →

Getting Help for a Child with a Behavior Disorder

My son is in the 10th grade. He has a behavior disorder and he can’t control himself at times. The school does not understand when he gets agitated and angry. Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss This Kick-Off! Earlybird Registration Extended!

For all of you who were in DC or glued to your TVs yesterday and forgot to register for the Williamsburg conference, the answer to your question is Yes. You Continue Reading →