IEP goals about discipline or restraints?

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?

Results, not efforts, should drive placements

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