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“Stealing” money from special education?

January 11, 2010

This article on the siphoning of stimulus funds for special education to general education is one of the few I’ve seen in the WSJ on special education. By itself, I think that’s a major achievement — it means that special education and the plight of students and the often under-funded special education departments is getting […]

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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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IDEA Fairness Restoration Act seeks funds for IEP experts

June 26, 2009

The release below from COPAA describes new legislation introduced to allow for the recovery of expert witness fees in due process hearings and similar proceedings under IDEA. While parents who win at due process can often get reasonable attorney’s fees, and the law permits full recovery by a lawyer who charged a client less, expert […]

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Email to NJ’s Corzine about ASD promises

June 16, 2009

Here’s today’s email to NJ Governor Corzine: Dear Governor Corzine, Since NJ is the state with the highest incidence of autism, what specific commitments will you make to parents of school-age children and to autistic adults? What would you pledge to do if, once elected, you do not follow through on these promises? Please note […]

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Support ATAA sponsors for Autism Votes

May 21, 2009

We’re big fans of Autism Votes, and today’s email about the ATAA (Autism Treatment Acceleration Act) S.819 co-sponsor drive led me to realize that the usual model of sending emails to ask for something is not all that I need. While the AV email suggests calling to register support, I thought it would be great […]

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Email asks NJ Gov’r Corzine about autism

April 27, 2009

After weeks with no response from the Christie campaign on my question about the candidate’s position on autism (I guess he believes twitter is for press releases rather than conversations), I looked over NJ Gov’r Corzine’s scant website. No presence for autism there either; in fact, neither of these websites contained a search box. I […]

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