popular topics in special education laws

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    Education Rights Violated?
    When your child's constitutional rights to an equal education are violated, there are steps you can take. ...
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    Section 504 and Idea
    Does My ADHD Child Qualify for Special Education?
    Learn what qualifies a child for Section 504. ...
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    Section 504 and Idea
    ADHD, Depression, and 504 Plans
    Most teachers have had minimal or no course work about the needs of children with ADHD. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    LD Therapy Postponed
    Find out what you can do when your child's school denies LD therapy due to lack of resources. ...
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    ADHD and Special Education
    ADHD is not listed as a specific learning disability in the law, but there is a way to become eligible to receive services. ...
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    Holding Your Child Back
    Son Is Not Ready to Graduate
    A mother disagrees with the administrators of her son's school, who believe he has received a "fair and appropriate public education" and should graduate. ...
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    Section 504 and Idea
    The Differences Between IDEA and Section 504
    The Differences Between IDEA and Section 504From the Council for Exceptional Children An Overview of IDEA and Section 504 Since 1975, every child with a disability has been entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) designed to ...
    Laurie U. deBettencourt
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    School Not Doing Enough for Son with IEP
    Here's what to do when your child's teachers fail to regularly monitor his progress in all academic areas. ...
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    Section 504 and Idea
    A Guide to Testing Accommodations
    A Guide to Testing AccommodationsAccommodations are a favorite topic of mine for a simple reason: Instead of focusing on strategies to "fix" kids or to make kids perform better, we are focusing on how the environment can be changed to integrate k...
    Jonathan Mooney
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    Gifted Education
    Helping a Gifted Underachiever
    If gifted education is mandated in your state, a child who qualifies as gifted cannot be removed from the program. ...
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    Diagnosing Lds
    Failing Fourth Grade
    Parents who suspect a learning disability in their child have the right to a free evaluation done by your local school or school district. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    Family History of Dyslexia
    When a school does not honor your legal right to request an evaluation, there are steps you can take. ...
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    IEP Is in Place, but School District Is Nonresponsive
    When a school is not honoring your child's IEP, it's time to start building a paper trail of your attempts to advocate for him. ...
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    Section 504 and Idea
    504 and IEP Interpretations
    When a school district refuses to honor a student with a legitimate Section 504 plan in place, it's time to contact a lawyer. ...
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    Coping With Autism
    7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism
    Standing up for your child with autism isn't easy, but every parent can learn the skills to become a powerful advocate and help improve the system for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One mother of a child with autism, and a legal exp...
    Erin Dower
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Son Isn't Ready to Graduate
    What can you do when a vocational school says your son is ready to graduate and you disagree? ...