2017 Progress Report...and
A Thank You Note

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ISSN: 1538-320
January 9, 2018

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Pete and Pam WrightIt's time for our annual progress report - and a big thank you from the Wrightslaw staff.

We appreciate your input, encouragement, and support during the past year.

As we reflect on our annual report, we feel deeply grateful. We want to thank you for making 2017 another successful year.

By working together, we are making a difference for 6.5 million children with disabilities and their families.

Many thanks!

Pam & Pete Wright

We hope that you will forward this issue of the Special Ed Advocate to other friends, families, or colleagues.

2017 Progress Report


Website visits and pageviews continue to rise. Over 5.9 million people visited Wrightslaw in 2017. Wrightslaw recorded over 23.3 million page views. March was the busiest month with over 2.3 million page views.

The Wrightslaw Way Blog

13.2 million pages were viewed on the Wrightslaw Way Blog - an increase of 4 million views from 2016. March was the busiest month with 1,274,975 visits.


What's in Store at Wrightslaw?

Wrightslaw on Facebook

Wrightslaw on Twitter

Wrightslaw Channel on YouTube

Top 10 Articles in 2017

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

2. 12 Rules for Writing GREAT Letters by Pamela Wright, MA, MSW

3. The History of Special Education Law by Pete Wright, Esq.

4. The Child Find Mandate: What Does It Mean to You? by Pam and Pete Wright.

5. Disciplining Students with Disabilities by Kevin Dwyer, NCSP

6. How to Request a One-to-One Paraprofessional for Your Child by Wayne Steedman, Esq.

7. Handling a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) by Bill Brownley, Esq.

8. Fry v. Napoleon Comm. Sch. Dist. Analysis by Pete Wright.

9. Test and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney by Pete and Pam Wright.

10. Endrew v. Douglas County: IDEA Demands More Analysis by Pete Wright.

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Top 10 Topics in 2017

Top Ten1. Discrimination: Section 504 and ADA AA

2. Special Education Caselaw

3. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

4. IDEA 2004

5. Inclusion, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Mainstreaming

6. Early Intervention

7. Behavior Problems and Discipline

8. Transition

9. Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger Syndrome (AS)

10. Physical Education for Students with Disabilities

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Top 10 Cases Downloaded in 2017

1. Bd. Ed. Hendrick Hudson Sch. Dist. v. Amy Rowley

2. Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (2017)

3. Honig v. Doe

4. Fry v. Napoleon Comm. Sch. Dist.

5. Doe v. Withers Complaint

6. M.C. v. Antelope Valley Union High School District

7. Cedar Rapids v. Garret F.

8. Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (2015)

9. Doug c. v. Hawaii

10. Burlington Sch. Comm. v. Mass. Dept Ed

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Top 10 Blog Posts in 2017

1. When Schools Punish Sick Children Who Miss School: A Game Plan

2. Q & A Database: Topics "Accommodations" - "IEPs"

3. Child is Disrupting my Class: What Can I Do

4. Getting Help for a Child with a Behavior Disorder

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

6. Do Schools Have Any Legal Obligation to Identify and Test Students?

7. When Teachers Bully

8. Advocating for a Child with ADHD - 504 or IEP?

9. Bullying, Discipline, & Confidentiality: Who's the Victim?

10. Retention or Promotion? What's Best for My Child?

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What People Are Saying About The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter

"Thanks for the trustworthy information an support you provide through the Wrightslaw web site and newsletter. You helped our family act when we needed to - we are thriving now."


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