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September 23, 2008

ISSN: 1538-3202

Issue: 454
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Top 5 Topics

Top 5 Articles

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In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find links to the top 5 topics, articles, and blog posts during the last six months. Don't miss the 5 free pubs or the chance to subscribe to 5 free newsletters.

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Top 5 Topics

These topics generated the most interest in the last six months.

1. RTI- Response to Intervention

2. Discrimination: Section 504 and ADA

3. IDEA 2004

4. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

5. Autism Spectrum

Topics from A to Z including frequently asked questions, in-depth articles, and legal resources.

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Top 5 Articles

These were the top five articles in the last six months.

1. Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney.

2. Response to Intervention:Guidelines for Parents and Practitioners.

3. Key Differences Between Section 504, the ADA and the IDEA.

4. Questions and Answers on Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Requirements of the IDEA.

5. IEPs for Children With Behavior Problems.

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Top 5 Blog Posts

There is exciting activity in the online community on the blog. Check out the top five posts.

1. A Parent's Nasty Email: Cry for Help or Reality Check?

2. COMMUNITY HELPLINE: Ask or Answer a Question Here

3. Parents Are Not Members of the IEP Team...Say What!?

4. IEP FAQs: Tapes are "Best Evidence" in Litigation

5. Our School Didn't Make AYP Required by NCLB: Can We Change Schools?

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5 Free Pubs

Download any of these publications free.

1. Legal Rights of Children with Epilepsy in School & Child Care: An Advocate's Manual from the Epilepsy Foundation.

2. First 100 Days Kit from Autism Speaks, Inc.

3. Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks For Teaching Children To Read: Kindergarten Through Grade 3 from the Partnership for Reading.

4. Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Supports from the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

5. Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Education.

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5 Free Newsletters

Don't miss the chance to subscribe to these free newsletters. There's no charge!

1. EdNews covers top education news, issues, opinions, events and policies that affect education.

2. RTI Responder - Email news published monthly from the National Center for RTI Response to Intervention.

3. Schafer Autism Report- Autism News & Information Database; daily newsletters.

4. Reading Rockets News - A monthly newsletter about reading, literacy, research based instruction.

5. Bridges4Kids NewsDigest - Free, bi-weekly electronic newsletter with information related to parenting concerns, child development, special education and disabilities.

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