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My testimony against SB 3: Why an educational savings account would be useless for my son

On March 21, 2017, I went to the Texas capitol to testify against SB 3, the newest salvo in the GOP’s school choice crusade. For those who have never testified at a state hearing and want to know what to expect, I will write elsewhere about the process and my experience. 780 more words

Supreme Court Renders Decision in Special Education Case

The current eight-member Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Endrew F. v Douglas County (Colorado) School District.  The decision vacated the… 590 more words

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March 2017 Legal Update #2: Special Issue for Endrew F.

This month has a special second alert for the Supreme Court’s March 22, 2017 decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, which  revisited and refined the Rowley (1982) interpretation of the substantive standard for IEPs.  38 more words

Monthly Legal Update

Advocacy in Public Education

What do Grizzly Bears, public education, and a questionable future for children with disabilities all have in common? If you guessed Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as Secretary of Education, you’d be correct.

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Disability

Square Pig

“You can’t fit a square pig into a round hole.”

I remember when I was a young child, our pastor used this phrase frequently in his sermons.

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Family

February 2017 Legal Update

This month’s alert provides the following additions to your legal currency:

  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses CT, NY, and VT and which is the most active federal appeals court under the IDEA, recently issued a significant decision that largely pierces or erodes the methodology barrier.
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Monthly Legal Update

A Call to Action Part Two

I am overwhelmed.

I know, I usually write fairly positive missives about our family’s life with autism, but right now, at this moment, as I’m thankful I’m not outside on this blustery Monday morning, I am overwhelmed. 673 more words

Autism