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My child has Dyslexia but what does that mean?

Dyslexia is so much more than letter reversals. And even letter reversals are typical in early childhood education. On a basic level, the school will tell you it’s a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. 183 more words

Inclusion and General Education

Comrades! Parents!

Why do we allow the public School system to push our children with disabilities into state approved schools? Schools that provide no oppritunities to be in the least restrictive environment? 65 more words

NYC DOE Public School Parenting

Federal Guidance Regarding Speech-Language Services for Students with Autism

The Office of Special Education Programs of the United States Department of Education (“OSEP”) issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” letter on July 6, 2015 regarding speech-language services and evaluations for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 743 more words

News In Special Education

Newark trying to force teachers to talk parents out of special education programs

Newark school administrators now working for newly appointed state superintendent Christopher Cerf are trying to force the city’s special education teachers and specialists to persuade the parents of the neediest of the city’s children to buy into a special “pathway” that could rob the students of much needed services. 56 more words

Special Education

Three Spanish Journalists Kidnapped In Syria

Three Spanish freelance journalists have been gone missing, reportedly kidnapped, in Syria, while doing an investigative report on the northern city of Aleppo. 132 more words

World

Wrightslaw - Topics - Learn About Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

At your next IEP meeting, the team will be talking about how FAPE will be delivered to your child. Know what a Free Appropriate Public Education means for your child with an IEP! 8 more words

Parents are awarded an out of district placement after proving that the district’s program for a child with Autism and Intellectual Disability does not provide FAPE

A Brookline family has just prevailed in a decision issued by the BSEA’s newest hearing officer, Amy Reichbach, finding that the district’s program did not provide a FAPE and ordering Brookline to place the student at the RCS Learning Center in Natick.  643 more words

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