Apparently No Child Left Behind is failing because it’s revealing that schools are leaving children behind. And so schools, rather than contemplate that they’re not doing well, are suggesting that goals be changed so that they can succeed. Seriously? They’re going to change the rules because the schools are failing? Isn’t that exactly the point…… Continue reading Parents: welcome to bad parts of SpEd world
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
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
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
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
I’ll be at the Starbucks in Madison, NJ for Roving Office Hours on Monday, August 17. Madison 307-311 Main Street Madison, New Jersey 07940 973-410-0244
I’m considering scheduling some Roving Office Hours sessions at the Starbucks in Rehoboth Beach, DE during the week of August 22-29. 301 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302 227-3682 If you are going to be in the area during that time, please let me know so that I can try to schedule during times…… Continue reading Do you have IEP questions in Delaware?
Sorry, this session is cancelled. I’ll be at the Starbucks in Wayne, NJ for Roving Office Hours on Friday, August 14. Preakness Shopping Center 810 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, New Jersey 07470 (973) 872-6406
Here’s another article describing seemingly vague rules about restraints and seclusion, an issue that seems to be growing in importance in recent months. Here is a single excerpt from the COPAA letter: A 9 year old boy with autism in Tennessee was restrained face-down in his school’s isolation room for four hours. The complaint alleges…… Continue reading IEP goals about discipline or restraints?
Recently on rethinkautism, a parent asked about the “Chevy vs. Cadillac” mantra widely repeated to supposedly illustrate the IDEA principle that children are entitled to an “appropriate” education, not the “best” education or, in general, one that “maximizes” their progress or opportunity. The best way to respond to this sort of comment (besides ignoring the…… Continue reading Results, not efforts, should drive placements