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Comprehensive medical record planning

November 2, 2009

This article on the VA’s electronic records experience should be energizing autism service providers around the country, but I fear that it isn’t. The doctors involved have their own electronic records issues, and they’re almost certainly uncomfortable with anything that could make them responsible for inappropriate disclosures of information to non-medical providers, HIPAA releases notwithstanding. […]

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Planning for your first IEP

October 30, 2009

What advice do you need to help you think about your child’s first IEP? This guide gives you some principles and tips to help you think about how to plan for your first IEP.

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Special event honoring Catherine Maurice

October 27, 2009

Every parent of a child on the spectrum knows the name Catherine Maurice. Her book, “Let Me Hear Your Voice,” is a literary landmark in the field that has touched almost every parent I know. In a rare public appearance made even more rare because it’s parent-driven, Catherine Maurice will be honored by REED Academy […]

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Project: “Open-source” school for autistic children

October 13, 2009

I refer to this as 30seats.com, wth a focusing on creating one classroom at a time to serve our entire community of new children with ASDs. Mission: A program that would collect, create, and curate tools, information, and content to address the physical, program, and regulatory requirements to found a school-centered program for children with […]

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News: Teacher attempts to poison special ed student

October 11, 2009

This  article from Indiana describes one of the more crazy things that I have read about special education teachers. For those who are interested, I would probably define this as attempted murder. It’s absolutely reckless behavior that is so depraved as to lead me to believe that she deserves that level of punishment. 1. She […]

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Severe discrepancy: references

October 10, 2009

Here are some quotes from relevant laws and regulations regarding the usage of the severe discrepancy model for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability: IDEA sections: a. 20 USC 1414(b)(2) says: (2)  Conduct of evaluation In conducting the evaluation, the local educational agency shall— (A) use a variety of assessment tools and […]

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Severe discrepancy: status in NJ

October 9, 2009

School districts in New Jersey are permitted to use a severe discrepancy method for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability.

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Organic farming for self-reliance

October 9, 2009

This article on a European CSA alternative struck me as a great idea to use as a framework for an adult living/training option for some autistic adults or teens. A farm environment would allow for a variety of sensory environments and different tasks to help accommodate individual needs, quirks, and talents. Organic farming would definitely […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Restraint Survey

September 29, 2009

via COPAA I include this today because the thought of these activities, let alone the actual descriptions of what has happened to our children, those least able to defend themselves, to seek protection, to tell others, chokes me up every time. I’m still looking for anyone with IEP language regarding these issues. APRAIS, The Alliance […]

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The promise of genetics research

August 17, 2009

< p class=”note”>I have been struggling with the question of whether to keep writing on science issues, particularly since it’s not my area of expertise (even though I’m very fond of thinking about these issues). I’ve decided to compromise and try to write about science and research policies and projects, which are of interest to […]

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