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The Special Ed Advocate

Top 10 in 2020 . . . and What's Your Plan?

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top 10 for 2020

Good Tuesday morning! Today's issue is a 2 1/2 minute read (576 words).

By any measure, 2020 has been a rough year . . . the COVID-19 pandemic, school closures, virtual and/or remote education, personal losses, our racial reckoning, and the Election.

The Wrightslaw team are hoping 2021 will be a better year for all who are seeking answers in these dark, difficult days.

Looking back, our team discussed the subjects we covered in 2020 -- COVID-19 school closures, IEPs, progress and regression, paper trails and documenting, contingency plans, and compensatory education.

In this issue, you'll find the Top 10 articles about COVID-related issues from 2020.

We are also looking ahead at subjects we want to address going forward.

If you have a suggestion, send your idea(s) by email to myidea2021@wrightslaw.com. Please type "MY IDEA for 2021" in the subject line of your email.

Take a look at What 3,263 Parents Really Think of Special Education During School Closures. The parents who responded to this survey came from 49 states and the District of Columbia.

We hope you will invite your friends and colleagues to subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate.

Let's learn something new today!


Top 10 Articles in 2020


1. Is the School Required to Make Up Missed Services?
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/fape.svcs.covid-19.htm

2. Can IEPs Be Postponed Until Schools Re-open?
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/virus.postpone.iep.mtgs.htm

3. COVID Chaos! Write Stuff Down! Good Documentation is Essential to Your Success
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/virus.advo.document.sharon.htm

4. How to Prepare for IEP Meetings, Provide Information and Share Concerns
https://www.wrightslaw.com/howey/iep.mtgs.info.concern.htm

5. Five Rules for Incredibly Successful IEP Meetings
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/covid.5rules.iep.htm

6. Prepare for Your Child's Comp Ed Meeting, Part 1: Learn from the Experts
https://www.wrightslaw.com/nltr/20/nl.1008.htm

7. Prepare for Your Child's Comp Ed Meeting, Part 2: Simple Strategies to Track Progress, Get Data, and Make Your Case for Comp Ed
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/covid.data.progress.htm

8.
Worried about Regression? Loss of Skills? Is It Time to Consider a Different Plan for Your Child's Education?
https://www.wrightslaw.com/heath/advo.sch.covid.htm

9. Child Isn't Receiving Services in the IEP? How Parents and Schools Can Use Tele-health to Provide Services Children Need
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/virus.virtual.tx.htm

10. Compensatory Education: What Does the Law Say?
https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/comp.ed.law.htm


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Revised: 01/12/21



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