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Circulation: 91,770
ISSN: 1538-320
June 11, 2013

teen boy by lockers in schoolEver heard these statements from the school?

  • We don't have to do it.
  • We don't have money in the budget.
  • We can't make exceptions.
  • We have never done that before.

The purpose of IDEA is to meet the unique needs of your child - not the class, not the teacher, not the school, not the district budget.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate learn about the school's responsibility to provide your child with an education tailored to his unique needs and to prepare your child for further education, employment and independent living. Find the legal authority in IDEA.

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Kids with Life-Threatening Allergies

At the eligibility meeting, the school determined that a child who was extremely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts did not have a disability and was not eligible for services and protections under Section 504.

Extraordinary circumstances allowed OCR to investigate When a School Refuses to Protect a Child with Life-Threatening Allergies.


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Purpose of IDEA is Your Mission Statement

. . . to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living . . . 20 U. S. C. §1400(d).

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Kids with Special Dietary Needs

Our doctor has recommended that my daughter, who has an IEP, be gluten and dairy free.  The school is giving me a hard time...

To learn more about nutrition services under an IEP read IDEA and Kids with Special Dietary Needs.


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