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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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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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February 2017 Legal Update

This month’s update provides the highlights and practical implications of the following two major legal developments:

  1. 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


Discussion Starter: Educational Benefit?

Last week, the US Supreme Court began hearing a case regarding one of special education’s trickiest corners: educational benefit. Parents and schools have clashed over the concept for decades. 417 more words

Special Education

My daughter's right to an education should not be dismissed or "confused"

Weekday mornings in our household are much like any other household with teenagers. Waking teens, outfit planning, rushing around to gather laptops and to find shoes. 1,095 more words