Today: National Call-In Day! Prevent Harmful Use of Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

Today is the day! Thursday, January 21st, tell your members of Congress to support the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (H.R. 4247/S.2860) introduced last month by Representatives 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 →

“Something is Very Wrong When Our Children Are at Risk in School”

A 14-year old student in a special education classroom in Texas, Cedric lived with a foster family because of a history of neglect, including malnutrition. One day in 2002, his Continue Reading →

Athlete Sues for Right to Compete; State Passes Athletics Equity Law

Tatyana McFadden has spinal bifida and uses a wheelchair. She is a Paralympics medalist and world record holder. As a high school freshman,  Tatyana sued her school for the right Continue Reading →

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs – On Sale Now!

New Book! Wrightslaw: All About IEPs is at the printer now! Shipping second week of December                        $12.95    Order now Answers more than 200 frequently asked questions & introduces 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 →

Interpreter as Teacher? Not in IDEA

My son is deaf and low functioning. What are the laws about using an interpreter as a teacher? My son’s education team feels that this is appropriate. I don’t. What Continue Reading →

“I Urge You to Ensure That Every Student in Every School is Safe and Protected”

In a July 31 letter, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described his reaction to testimony before Congress on the use of restraints and seclusion in public schools. He advised school Continue Reading →