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Autism’s urban legend

February 19, 2010

Jen Laviano (@JenLaviano) has a post up this week that mentions my un-favorite urban legend about autism: that there are parents who get their kids a diagnosis so that they can get “extra help” from their school district. Jen talks about having discussions with parents, friends, relatives, teachers, etc. to explain the value of special […]

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Quick question: who’s interested in an autism-focused IGNITE event?

January 15, 2010

“Ignite” talks are presentations composed of 15 slides that automatically rotate every 20 seconds, meaning they’re only 5 minutes long. Since I’ve been working on a similarly sized presentation to introduce my ideas on a comprehensive ASD curriculum planning & tracking tool, and since March 1-4 is Global Ignite Week, I wondered whether there are […]

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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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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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Quick announcement – consultations available

August 9, 2009

I’ve been contacted by folks from out of town who have questions about their children, and so I’ve developed a straightforward consultation service that allows you to get specific advice for your situation. As an added bonus, you will end up *finally* getting your child’s files in order! What are the burning questions you’d like […]

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Parent sued for school district attorney fees

August 6, 2009

This article editorial (original behind paywall) (via this post) from Pennsylvania describes one of every special education parent’s many fears about the due process procedure: having to pay the school district’s legal fees if they lose. Reading the story, and the complaint (PDF) , it seems clear that there are three main issues: The parent […]

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Roving Office Hours @ Clifton NJ

August 5, 2009

I’ll be at the Starbucks in Clifton NJ on Route 3 West for Roving Office Hours on Wednesday, August 19. Clifton Route 3 360 Route 3 West Clifton, NJ 07014 973 473-2560

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Roving Office Hours @ Nutley NJ

August 5, 2009

I’ll be at the Starbucks in Nutley, NJ on Franklin Ave. for Roving Office Hours on Wednesday, August 19. Nutley 483 Franklin Avenue Nutley, New Jersey 07110 973-562-0045

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Roving Office Hours @ Bloomfield NJ

August 5, 2009

I’ll be at the Starbucks in Montclair, NJ on Bloomfield Ave. for Roving Office Hours on Wednesday, August 19. Bloomfield 701 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, New Jersey 07042 (973) 746-7300

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Roving Office Hours @ Livingston NJ

August 4, 2009

I’ll be at the Starbucks in Livingston, NJ for Roving Office Hours on Monday, August 17. Livingston 1 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, New Jersey 07039 973-533-1669

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