Tag Archives: IDEA

Results-Driven Accountability

This is from my mailbag, but it’s something I’m excited about:  many of us have been frustrated by the way IDEA plays out in our childrens’ IEPs.  The differences between the spirit of the law and how its experienced by … Continue reading

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Special Education Law Symposium – Bethlehem, PA

From a mailing list I’m on: Greetings, We are excited to announce our 2014 Special Education Law Symposium.   Please see the attached document for more information or visit coe.lehigh.edu/law for details and registration.  Feel free to share this [information] with … Continue reading

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USDE Publishes “Dear Colleague” Letter re: Braille Instruction

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, or listened to me rant in real life, you know these things: My son will be illiterate over my dead body. Braille is essential for him to be literate. People who think … Continue reading

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Macy Act Call-In Day this THURSDAY, June 27th!

Who:  Johanna “Anne” Mansfield Sullivan Macy is the woman most of us know as the “Miracle Worker:” she was Helen Keller’s first teacher and lifelong companion. What: The Anne Sullivan Macy Act is designed to enhance the protections of IDEA for … Continue reading

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2013 Tri-State Regional Special Education Law Conference

You’re Invited to Register for the  2013 Tri-State Regional Special Education Law Conference! This conference is designed for general and special education administrators and teachers, service providers, parents, advocates, lawyers and others involved in developing and supporting special education services … Continue reading

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Kansans! Education Advocate Training Coming to Lawrence

Families Together is hosting a day of Education Advocate training on February 26, 2013, in Lawrence, Kansas.  The training is free and includes lunch.  There’s teeny print at the bottom of the announcement that says to apply to become an … Continue reading

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Kansas’ Annual State Application Under Part B of IDEA

For those who may be interested in commenting, the Kansas State Department of Education is accepting comments on its annual application under Part B of IDEA.  The document appears to be a certification that the state is fulfilling its duties … Continue reading

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From the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials: The Right of Students with Disabilities Who Need Accessible Instructional Materials to Receive These Materials in a Timely Manner: A Brief for Families and Educators

A friend passed the link for this article on to me; from skimming the contents, it’s a well-written article that may be particularly useful when advocating for our children with print disabilities.  It looks like the legalities of accessible instructional materials … Continue reading

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Braille and IDEA

Over the past few months, I’ve learned more about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) than any reasonable person should want to know, and, unfortunately, still know less about it than I need to as the parent of a … Continue reading

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