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Special Ed Advocate Archives: 2019

The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter from Wrightslaw. The newsletter provides accurate, up-to-date information about special education legal and advocacy issues. Our goal is to help readers navigate the confusing world of special education and get quality services for children with disabilities. Mission.

The 2019 Archives includes links to all issues of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter and Alerts published this year. To read issues published since April 1998, please visit the
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January 8, 2019 - 2018 Progress Report...and a Thank You Note! Progress Report; Top 10 Articles; Top 10 Topics; Top 10 Cases; Top 10 Blog Posts.

January 15, 2019 - Alert! First Time Offer - Two New Combos Available. Our publisher, Harbor House Law Press, has released two new combos. The Print Book and PDF Download are now available for Wrightslaw: All About IEPs and Wrightslaw: All About Tests & Assessments.

January 22, 2019 - Unique Needs: Kids with Life-Threatening Allergies. Allergies & Anaphylaxis; Kids with Special Dietary Needs; Purpose of IDEA - Unique Needs; Food Allergies: Section 504, Written Plans, Allergy Alerts.

January 29, 2019 - Not Hi-Tech? Low-Tech Tools for Keeping Good Records. Using Low-Tech Tools to Document Everything; Create a Paper Trail; Taking Control in the IEP Process; Log-in your School Contacts.

February 5, 2019 - Behavior and Discipline: School Responsibility for Providing FAPE. Suspensions, Expulsions, & IEPs; Behavior Management & School Response; Discipline: Alternative Placement; Behavior Problems: What are Schools Required to Do?

February 12, 2019 - Disciplining Students with Disabilities. IEPs for Children with Behavior Problems; What Parents & Teachers Need to Know; Assessments: Getting Good Diagnostics; Aggressiveness: Will Special Ed Help?

February 19, 2019 - Taking Away Recess as Punishment. The Crucial Role of Recess in School; Why Recess Matters; Non-Academic Services in the IEP; Play Deprivation and Behavior Problems.

February 26, 2019 - W&M Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) - Registration is Open! The William & Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy is presenting a five-day training program in special education advocacy from July 28 - August 2, 2019. Get the details and download the application.

March 5, 2019 - Special Ed Disputes: Settlement Agreements. Demystifying Settlement Agreements; Preparing Settlement Agreements: Get a Sample; IDEA 2004: Mediation & Written Agreements; Negotiate, Litigate, or Mediate?

March 12, 2019 - How to Avoid Power Struggles with the School. When Disagreements Turn Into Power Struggles; How to Disagree with the School Without Starting WWIII; Resolving Parent-School Disputes; Losing Battle? Get Out of the Loop.

March 19, 2019 - Resolving IEP Disputes. I Don't Agree with the IEP Team! What Should I Do?; Effective IEP Teams: Reality or Impossible Dream?; Common Issues in Special Education Disputes; What to Do When the School Doesn't Respond.

March 26, 2019 - Success Stories: Resolving Problems, Getting Better Services. Learning the Skills, Attacking the Obstacles; How I Won a Private Placement; Educating Myself: Effective Parent Advocacy; From Victim to a Mighty Force!

April 2, 2019 - Due Process Success: A Case Study. Prevailing at Due Process: Compensatory Services & an IEP!; Sample Letter: Due Process Complaint Letter; Wrightslaw: Surviving Due Process; How to Prepare for a Due Process Hearing.

April 9, 2019 - Developing the IEP: Annual Review. Required Annual IEP Review; You Can Request an IEP Review at any Time; Wrightslaw: All About IEPs; Problems that May Trigger an IEP Revision.

April 16, 2019 - IEP Present Levels - Needs - Goals. What's So Important about this Relationship? Present Levels: The Foundation of the IEP; Present Levels Checklist - Download; IDEA 2004: Requirement for Present Levels; Back to School on Present Levels.


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