5 Simple Steps to Stop Transportation Tragedies at School
With the recent headlines of another student with special education needs losing his life on a bus, it’s time to insist that transportation providers participate in the IEP team process. It’s time because we should not tolerate one more tragedy of a student with disabilities who loses their life for […]
YOUR SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS, SIMPLIFIED.
In 2012, when we set out to empower parents of children with disabilities, we knew the need was great. Every year, millions of children qualify to receive special education services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). But for many children, those services are routinely denied.
The Last Wave
Like most Civil Libertarians, we were thrilled when the US Supreme Court recently issued its Decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which finally made marriage equality the law of the land. As professionals who are in the Civil Rights advocacy business, we were especially savoring these words of Justice […]
COPAA Round-up from Paradise
We’ve just returned from Paradise, as in Paradise Point Island, San Diego, where we attended the 17th annual COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates) conference. We can’t say we missed the snow! COPAA’s conference is an annual source of inspiration to us, as we join our colleagues in protecting the […]
Lessons from Darien’s Special Education Audit: Don’t Assume Anything is as it Seems
It’s a sad fact that many parents have to question if their school districts are actually providing the services laid out in their child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program). We see it often in our special education advocacy. It’s not uncommon for a parent to report to us that their child […]
Why Won’t They Stand on their Desks?
So many of us are grieving the loss of Robin Williams this week. As an actor, he made us care about his characters by becoming them; and in so doing, he made us care about him. As a comedian, he was an unstoppable energy that was equal parts intelligence and irreverence. […]
From Cruelty To Understanding: Trends In Special Education From Then To Now
Here at YourSpecialEducationRights.com, we are all about simplifying your special education rights. That’s why we love this infographic on the history of special education brought to us by the folks at special-education-degree.net
The Sentence That Changed My Life
It’s hard to fathom, but there was a day when autism was attributed to mothers who were “cold” and unaffectionate to their children. It was a prevailing theory in the 1950s and 1960’s and, at the time, mothers were referred to as “refrigerator mothers”. It was the theory that attributed […]