Special Education: NOT the Resource Room, the Classroom in the Trailer, or the Special School Across Town

Does my daughter, who has an IEP, have to be served by resource classes or can she be totally in mainstream classrooms? “Special education” under IDEA is not a place Continue Reading →

Using Federal Stimulus $$$ to Construct Seclusion Areas

A Wisconsin school district has decided to use federal stimulus dollars to construct “seclusion areas” in its schools.  The decision is opposed by those working to end such practices for Continue Reading →

Is There a Legal Definition of Self Contained Classroom?

I am a special education teacher. I have some concerns and questions about how students are receiving the mandated special ed services. 1. Is there a legal definition of self-contained 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 →