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Toolbox Tips for Parents #4: Wrightslaw Website

Wrightslaw is a website for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys to come to for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.  39 more words

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HB 440-Adapting PE Curriculum

The 84th Texas Legislature session passed HB 440 to clarify that “modifications for physical education should be provided for all public education students who have disabilities, including mental and emotional health or intellectual or developmental disabilities.”  The bill amends the current… 173 more words

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Excerpts from Chapter 2 of The Flawed IDEA

What follows are two excerpts from a book I’ve written about special education law. The working title is The Flawed IDEA: A Rational Examination of Special Education Law… 784 more words

Contemplating Manifestation Determinations

Special education law has granted expansive educational opportunities to students with disabilities. Efforts to protect the educational rights of these students sometimes create scenarios that perplex rational people. 799 more words

How Parents Assure Quality Through Persistence

In special education, the most challenging cases schools face aren’t necessarily the ones involving students with the most intense disabilities. Instead, schools might have the greatest difficulty managing cases involving the most demanding parents. 753 more words

Dear Students With IEPs: Your Teachers Are Trying

So you have an IEP. You might wonder why. What is so special about you that you need special education? Maybe it’s something new for you, or maybe you’ve been in the special education system for your entire school career. 1,142 more words