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January Cases

This week, the Court considers a free speech challenge to credit card surcharges, litigation sanctions, and what standards for a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities.   535 more words

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December Legal Update

This December alert provides highlights of the following significant article, which appeared in print this month and which provides the full details of a recent empirical analysis of case law on procedural FAPE: 29 more words

Monthly Legal Update

And they shall know us by how we treat our most vulnerable

Texas, sadly, at the rate you’re going, you’re headed into the toilet.

In case you’re not a special needs parent in the state of Texas, or know one, you may not have caught up to the news. 1,249 more words



This November update identifies two relatively recently recognized forms of alleged denials of IDEA’s central obligation of “free appropriate public education” (FAPE), which have emerged beyond the procedural and substantive dimensions of FAPE originally established in… 118 more words

Monthly Legal Update

Magical thinking in Texas special education

I never post political information, but as my son is a child in the Texas schools, and this blog is about life with autism, these series of articles from the… 170 more words


Discrimination - Food for Thought

Creating tests became an interesting process while I was teaching. In my school, I taught learning support students (commonly referred to as special education students), itinerant students (those with mild learning disabilities), three levels of English language learners (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), and gifted students. 618 more words