10 Reasons Schools Say "No!" - and other Ridiculous Things

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Circulation: 98,627
ISSN: 1538-320
January 5, 2016

Unproductive meetingDo you know any "gatekeepers" in your school or district?

Gatekeepers make statements like:

  • We can't make exceptions.
  • We have never done that before.
  • The law says we don't have to do it.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn what to do if you are advocating for a child with a disability and run into a gatekeeper. On "The Lighter Side," find some statements gatekeepers make that are astonishing. Well...maybe not.

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Gatekeepers! Their Job is to Say "No!"

If you have health insurance through an HMO or managed care firm, you know about gatekeepers.

As you work to develop an appropriate program for your child, you may run into a Gatekeeper whose job is to uphold the “We can’t make exceptions” rule.

Find out the 10 Reasons Why Schools Say No!

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Schools Say the Darnedest (Craziest, Meanest, Most Ridiculous...) Things!

Why can't schools just provide the information a parent needs?

On The Lighter Side, read Schools Say the Darnedest Things!

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Help the School WANT to Help Your Child!

As a parent, your ultimate goal is to educate school personnel so they want to help your child.

The most important ability to use in resolving problems with the school is to put yourself in the school's shoes: Help Them WANT to Help Your Child.


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When Disagreements Turn Into Power Struggles

Learn to use the power the law gives parents to make educational decisions for their children to obtain positive results.

Power struggles do not make winners look good - so Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand?


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