Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Public Invited to Call: Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines - AGE OF AUTISM

Public Invited to Call: Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines - AGE OF AUTISM

Dr. Lisa Morris on Interviewing for NBC "Skipping Vaccines" - AGE OF AUTISM

Dr. Lisa Morris on Interviewing for NBC "Skipping Vaccines" - AGE OF AUTISM

North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association

North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association

How can recreation be included as a "related service" in my child's IEP? Segments from the Therapeutic Recreation in Public Schools (Project TRIPS) web site: http://perth.uwlax.edu/hper/RM-tr/trschools.htm Are you aware that recreation has been identified as a related service ever since The Education for All Handicapped Children's Act was authorized in 1975? Many parents are not. The basic entitlements of P.L. 94-142 provide for a free, appropriate public education for all children. In providing appropriate educational services to all students with disabilities, the local education agency must ensure that these students receive all related services necessary for the child to benefit from special education. Related services as defined by the law include: speech pathology and audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, early identification and assessment of disabilities in children, counseling services, and medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes. (Federal Register, 1977, p.42473)

Cooper's Playhouse Can Stay - For Now | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky#!prettyPhoto/0/#!prettyPhoto/0/#!prettyPhoto/0/

Cooper's Playhouse Can Stay - For Now LEX18.com Lexington, Kentucky#!prettyPhoto/0/#!prettyPhoto/0/#!prettyPhoto/0/

Supreme Court Seeks Input On Special Education Case - Disability Scoop

Supreme Court Seeks Input On Special Education Case - Disability Scoop

Group Offers Advice To Parents On Restraint, Seclusion - Disability Scoop

Group Offers Advice To Parents On Restraint, Seclusion - Disability Scoop

Restraint, Seclusion Overlooked In Education Bill - Disability Scoop

Restraint, Seclusion Overlooked In Education Bill - Disability Scoop

Disability A Focus As School Bullying Protections Grow - Disability Scoop

Disability A Focus As School Bullying Protections Grow - Disability Scoop

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Missouri Wants Out of No Child Left Behind « CBS St. Louis

Missouri Wants Out of No Child Left Behind « CBS St. Louis

Missouri seeks public input for waiver to No Child law | Springfield News-Leader | News-Leader.com

Missouri seeks public input for waiver to No Child law Springfield News-Leader News-Leader.com

Why "No Parents Allowed"? - Parentalrights.org - Protecting Children by Empowering Parents 

Why "No Parents Allowed"? - Parentalrights.org - Protecting Children by Empowering Parents

Adam’s Story Excerpt

Adam’s Story Excerpt

Mommy, I Wish I Could Tell You What They Did To Me In School Today
Everyday Atrocities Faced by Special Needs Children

By Richard S. Stripp, Sr.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF NOAH V. VARCADIPANE8/4/1996 – 11/14/2009 “MOMMY’S SUPERMAN”

The children and adult characters in this book are based on students and individuals that the author has interacted with and/or worked with directly.
The majority of children who “speak” in this book are non-verbal. Their words which you will read are fictitious and were never spoken by them but are based on actual events that occurred in their lives. It is the author’s belief that if the non-verbal children in this book could speak, what you are about to read is what they might have said.
Any conversations between the author and anyone in the book are based on actual events and conversations.
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stuck in RTI Purgatory

Stuck in RTI Purgatory

Progress Monitoring - Wrightslaw.com

Progress Monitoring - Wrightslaw.com

Specific Learning Disabilities, Discrepancy and Response to Intervention Models & IDEA 2004 by Peter W. D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright - Wrightslaw

Specific Learning Disabilities, Discrepancy and Response to Intervention Models & IDEA 2004 by Peter W. D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright - Wrightslaw

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Capturing the essence of an IEP Meeting with humor - National special education | Examiner.com

Capturing the essence of an IEP Meeting with humor - National special education Examiner.com

Judge slams San Francisco school personnel for delay and stall tactics - National special education | Examiner.com

Judge slams San Francisco school personnel for delay and stall tactics - National special education Examiner.com

The anti child industry devoted to keeping services at minimum - National special education | Examiner.com

The anti child industry devoted to keeping services at minimum - National special education Examiner.com

The anti child industry Part 2 - National special education | Examiner.com

The anti child industry Part 2 - National special education Examiner.com

The anti child industry: Where the big money goes - National special education | Examiner.com

The anti child industry: Where the big money goes - National special education Examiner.com

Does your school have a secret history of abusing disabled children? Find out here - National special education | Examiner.com

Does your school have a secret history of abusing disabled children? Find out here - National special education Examiner.com

Missouri

1. North Mercer R3, Mercer, MO (Seclusion Room: Closet converted to seclusion room)
2. Underwood Elementary School, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Lee’s Summit, MO (Seclusion: Child kept in closet for most of a month)

Disability Programs In Limbo Following Supercommittee Collapse - Disability Scoop

Disability Programs In Limbo Following Supercommittee Collapse - Disability Scoop

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wildeman's Words: Social interpretations

Wildeman's Words: Social interpretations

Jeff Grisamore Not: Looking For Honest Legislators

Jeff Grisamore Not: Looking For Honest Legislators

Autism Offers Distinct Advantages, Researcher Says - Disability Scoop

Autism Offers Distinct Advantages, Researcher Says - Disability Scoop

Do Parents of Children With Autism File More Lawsuits?

Do Parents of Children With Autism File More Lawsuits?

Birmingham schools gets glowing audit of its special education department | al.com

Birmingham schools gets glowing audit of its special education department al.com

Sunday, November 27, 2011

States Falling Short in Serving Infants, Toddlers With Disabilities?

States Falling Short in Serving Infants, Toddlers With Disabilities?

Some states fare particularly poorly, Easter Seals found. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, the District of Columbia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, and Tennessee serve fewer than 2 percent of their population. On the other hand, some states do much better: Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Wyoming serve more than 4 percent of their population through Part C.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Autism Papers--Children with Asperger's Syndrome: Characteristics/Learning Styles and Intervention Strategies pg 1

Autism Papers--Children with Asperger's Syndrome: Characteristics/Learning Styles and Intervention Strategies pg 1

How Can I Understand The Way That My Child With Aspergers Learns? | Aspergers Education Tips

How Can I Understand The Way That My Child With Aspergers Learns? Aspergers Education Tips

UMKC-led consortium gets grant to help disabled - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports, classifieds-

UMKC-led consortium gets grant to help disabled - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports, classifieds-

Benson says MO education chief driving off KCMSD administrators - KCTV 5

Benson says MO education chief driving off KCMSD administrators - KCTV 5

UCM won't renew contract to sponsor KC charter | The Associated Press | News | Washington Examiner

UCM won't renew contract to sponsor KC charter The Associated Press News Washington Examiner

St. Louis Beacon - Lawmakers hear plight of St. Louis students at education hearing

St. Louis Beacon - Lawmakers hear plight of St. Louis students at education hearing

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Discrimination Found at Fox C-6 School District | International Coalition for Autism and All Abilities

Discrimination Found at Fox C-6 School District International Coalition for Autism and All Abilities

More Evidence of the Long Term Effects of Bullying « Bullying Stories

More Evidence of the Long Term Effects of Bullying « Bullying Stories

The Long Term Effects of Bullying - Depression Resources, Education About Depression and Unipolar Depression

The Long Term Effects of Bullying - Depression Resources, Education About Depression and Unipolar Depression

Atlanta high schools broke rules to meet performance standards  | ajc.com

Atlanta high schools broke rules to meet performance standards ajc.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I think my Husband has Aspergers...

I think my Husband has Aspergers...

When Hope Seems Lost | International Coalition for Autism and All Abilities#more-1332#more-1332#more-1332

When Hope Seems Lost International Coalition for Autism and All Abilities#more-1332#more-1332#more-1332

4-year-old says teacher's aide spanked her with shoe - CBS 5 - KPHO

4-year-old says teacher's aide spanked her with shoe - CBS 5 - KPHO

In Memory of Fred Fay (September 12, 1944 - August 20, 2011)- Wrightslaw

In Memory of Fred Fay (September 12, 1944 - August 20, 2011)- Wrightslaw

Bedford family alleges abuse of autistic child in $20 million lawsuit - WTKR

Bedford family alleges abuse of autistic child in $20 million lawsuit - WTKR

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wrightslaw - Congressional Hearing: Special Education: Implementation of IDEA (Feb 28, 2001)

Wrightslaw - Congressional Hearing: Special Education: Implementation of IDEA (Feb 28, 2001)

How to Avoid Special-Ed Lawsuits | Plog

How to Avoid Special-Ed Lawsuits Plog

Retaliation: A Primer and The Retaliation Triangle - Wrightslaw

Retaliation: A Primer and The Retaliation Triangle - Wrightslaw

Student’s parents file suit against SoCal school district | Fulton Sun

Student’s parents file suit against SoCal school district Fulton Sun

Thursday, September 29, 2011

An expensive fight over a boy with autism  | ajc.com

An expensive fight over a boy with autism ajc.com

5 Reasons Why Autism Moms Rock! | Psychology Today

5 Reasons Why Autism Moms Rock! Psychology Today

National Autism Association - Autism Safety Initiative - Our mission is providing resources, education, advocacy, awareness and support - Restraint & Seclusion - 10 Restraint & Seclusion Tips for Parents

National Autism Association - Autism Safety Initiative - Our mission is providing resources, education, advocacy, awareness and support - Restraint & Seclusion - 10 Restraint & Seclusion Tips for Parents

National Autism Association (NAA) Says Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Balls in Disabled Students' Mouths Underscores Need for 'Aversives' Ban - PR Newswire - sacbee.com

National Autism Association (NAA) Says Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Balls in Disabled Students' Mouths Underscores Need for 'Aversives' Ban - PR Newswire - sacbee.com

Sunday, September 11, 2011

OASIS @ MAAP - Understanding the Student With Asperger's Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers

OASIS @ MAAP - Understanding the Student With Asperger's Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers

Recommendations For Students with High Functioning Autism by Kerry Hogan — TEACCH - UNC School of Medicine

Recommendations For Students with High Functioning Autism by Kerry Hogan — TEACCH - UNC School of Medicine

Strategies for Surviving Middle School with an Included Child with Autism by Ann Palmer — TEACCH - UNC School of Medicine

Strategies for Surviving Middle School with an Included Child with Autism by Ann Palmer — TEACCH - UNC School of Medicine

OASIS @ MAAP - Tips for Teaching High-Functioning People with Autism

OASIS @ MAAP - Tips for Teaching High-Functioning People with Autism

AUTCOM - Autcom's Red Flags And Rules of Thumb for Evaluating Treatments

AUTCOM - Autcom's Red Flags And Rules of Thumb for Evaluating Treatments

Families Against Restraint and Seclusion

Families Against Restraint and Seclusion

What do I do if the school won’t offer me an IEP evaluation? | Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri

What do I do if the school won’t offer me an IEP evaluation? Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri

Law Will Create Special Needs Scholarship Tax Credit Program in Missouri | Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri

Law Will Create Special Needs Scholarship Tax Credit Program in Missouri Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri

Stop ignoring key provision in Missouri education law - KansasCity.com

Stop ignoring key provision in Missouri education law - KansasCity.com

Monday, August 29, 2011

Family of Special Needs Boy Claims Republic Teacher Assaulted Him - kspr.com

Family of Special Needs Boy Claims Republic Teacher Assaulted Him - kspr.com

Republic School District is the worst in Missouri; school accused of making middle school rape victim apologize to attacker | Plog#readerComments

Republic School District is the worst in Missouri; school accused of making middle school rape victim apologize to attacker Plog#readerComments

Special Needs Student Sues Missouri School District Over Rapes - ABC News

Special Needs Student Sues Missouri School District Over Rapes - ABC News

Thanks to ABC Nightline for covering this story.

Washington Supreme Court returns favorable opinion in Dowler v. Clover Park School District |  Copaa

Washington Supreme Court returns favorable opinion in Dowler v. Clover Park School District Copaa

7.30 - ABC

7.30 - ABC Hidden shame
The teachers using physical force to manage autistic children.

Exclusive: Parents say abuse cover-up extends to state agency - CBS Atlanta News, Weather, Sports, Traffic - WGCL 46

Exclusive: Parents say abuse cover-up extends to state agency - CBS Atlanta News, Weather, Sports, Traffic - WGCL 46

Family Of Dead Student Plans To Sue School - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Family Of Dead Student Plans To Sue School - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Parent of student sprayed with Lysol demands answers - CBS Atlanta News, Weather, Sports, Traffic - WGCL 46

Parent of student sprayed with Lysol demands answers - CBS Atlanta News, Weather, Sports, Traffic - WGCL 46

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Autism Insurance Settlements Ill-Conceived, Advocates Say - Disability Scoop

Autism Insurance Settlements Ill-Conceived, Advocates Say - Disability Scoop

'Wandering' Diagnosis Gets Green Light - Disability Scoop

'Wandering' Diagnosis Gets Green Light - Disability Scoop

Lawmakers Push For Full Funding Of IDEA - Disability Scoop

Lawmakers Push For Full Funding Of IDEA - Disability Scoop

Disability Legislation On Hold As Congress Nears Recess - Disability Scoop

Disability Legislation On Hold As Congress Nears Recess - Disability Scoop

For Executives at Group Homes, Generous Pay and Little Oversight - NYTimes.com

For Executives at Group Homes, Generous Pay and Little Oversight - NYTimes.com

Autism foundation's IRS filings raise eyebrows | StarTribune.com

Autism foundation's IRS filings raise eyebrows StarTribune.com

Plan To Regulate Subminimum Wage Sparks Debate - Disability Scoop

Plan To Regulate Subminimum Wage Sparks Debate - Disability Scoop

McDonald's Manager Accused Of Punching Customer - News Story - WSB Atlanta

McDonald's Manager Accused Of Punching Customer - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Debt Crisis May Spell Trouble For Disability Benefits - Disability Scoop

Debt Crisis May Spell Trouble For Disability Benefits - Disability Scoop

Licensing Of Behavior Analysts Called Into Question - Disability Scoop

Licensing Of Behavior Analysts Called Into Question - Disability Scoop

State to regulate Rotenberg Center's shock treatment - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

State to regulate Rotenberg Center's shock treatment - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

Respite Care To Get Boost From Feds - Disability Scoop

Respite Care To Get Boost From Feds - Disability Scoop

Study: Bullying More Common Among Students With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Study: Bullying More Common Among Students With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

'Pink room' for students exhibiting violent behavior at Palmer's Old Mill Pond School closes after anonymous complaint | masslive.com

'Pink room' for students exhibiting violent behavior at Palmer's Old Mill Pond School closes after anonymous complaint masslive.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eight-Year-Old Girl HANGS Herself ‘After Being Bullied Right Up to the Day of Her Death’

Eight-Year-Old Girl HANGS Herself ‘After Being Bullied Right Up to the Day of Her Death’

Prison Officer ‘Tied Naked Children to a Desk, Beat Them with a Paddle, then Sent Videos to Online Boyfriend

Prison Officer ‘Tied Naked Children to a Desk, Beat Them with a Paddle, then Sent Videos to Online Boyfriend

A-Hole of the Day – Contracted Bus Drives Bound And Blindfolded Special Needs Children

A-Hole of the Day – Contracted Bus Drives Bound And Blindfolded Special Needs Children

Education Week: More States Defiant on NCLB Compliance

Education Week: More States Defiant on NCLB Compliance

Education Week: Political Foes Unite on Accountability, Aim to Sidestep NCLB

Education Week: Political Foes Unite on Accountability, Aim to Sidestep NCLB

Education Week: 2009 Report Identified Dozens of Pa. Schools for Possible Cheating

Education Week: 2009 Report Identified Dozens of Pa. Schools for Possible Cheating

Education Week: Partisan Fights, Budget Cuts Complicate School Funding

Education Week: Partisan Fights, Budget Cuts Complicate School Funding

Thursday, April 14, 2011

AUTCOM - Can aversives and restraints produce PTSD in people with autism?

AUTCOM - Can aversives and restraints produce PTSD in people with autism?

AUTCOM - Today's Criteria for Inclusion of Students with Autism/PDD in Their Natural Communities

AUTCOM - Today's Criteria for Inclusion of Students with Autism/PDD in Their Natural Communities

AUTCOM - Articles

AUTCOM - Articles

AUTCOM - Alternatives to Behaviorism

AUTCOM - Alternatives to Behaviorism

AUTCOM - Memorandum: On the Exclusive Use of Discrete Trial Training for Children Diagnosed as Autistic/PDD

AUTCOM - Memorandum: On the Exclusive Use of Discrete Trial Training for Children Diagnosed as Autistic/PDD

AUTCOM - DSM

AUTCOM - DSM

The Cost of Waiting | TASH

The Cost of Waiting TASH

The Cost of Waiting | TASH

The Cost of Waiting TASH

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Emily Malabey for Fox C-6 | Campaign for School Board Fox C-6

Emily Malabey for Fox C-6 Campaign for School Board Fox C-6

More With Disabilities Jobless In March - Disability Scoop

More With Disabilities Jobless In March - Disability Scoop

Amid Abuse Concerns, New Group Home Safeguards Unveiled - Disability Scoop

Amid Abuse Concerns, New Group Home Safeguards Unveiled - Disability Scoop

Better Data Sought On Autism And Wandering - Disability Scoop

Better Data Sought On Autism And Wandering - Disability Scoop

Major Metros Top Best Places To Live With Autism - Disability Scoop

Major Metros Top Best Places To Live With Autism - Disability Scoop

Not Everyone On Board With Autism 'Awareness' - Disability Scoop

Not Everyone On Board With Autism 'Awareness' - Disability Scoop

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Asperger Syndrome and Giftedness - Duke Gifted Letter

Asperger Syndrome and Giftedness - Duke Gifted Letter

School Compared To 'Mental Institution' Under Investigation - Disability Scoop

School Compared To 'Mental Institution' Under Investigation - Disability Scoop

Duncan Calls For End To Inflated Special Education Test Scores - Disability Scoop

Duncan Calls For End To Inflated Special Education Test Scores - Disability Scoop

Legislator Who Suggested Siberia For 'Retarded' Resigns - Disability Scoop

Legislator Who Suggested Siberia For 'Retarded' Resigns - Disability Scoop

After Two Decades, Change Coming To ADA - Disability Scoop

After Two Decades, Change Coming To ADA - Disability Scoop

N.J. to propose $10K annual stipend for families taking care of developmentally disabled adults | NJ.com

N.J. to propose $10K annual stipend for families taking care of developmentally disabled adults NJ.com

Genius at work: 12-year-old is studying at IUPUI | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Genius at work: 12-year-old is studying at IUPUI The Indianapolis Star indystar.com

Congress To Consider Parent Financial Burden In IDEA Cases - Disability Scoop

Congress To Consider Parent Financial Burden In IDEA Cases - Disability Scoop

Friday, March 11, 2011

Education Week: Obama: Idea of Bullying as Rite of Passage Must Change

Education Week: Obama: Idea of Bullying as Rite of Passage Must Change

WATCH IT: School Bus Video Shows Girl Jerked To Floor By Driver - Video - KIRO Seattle

WATCH IT: School Bus Video Shows Girl Jerked To Floor By Driver - Video - KIRO Seattle

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/03/09/23kirp.h30.html?tkn=WOZFEvAi8CH3uEHbC+67wM4vmxSEhacJ+8vS&cmp=clp-edweek

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/03/09/23kirp.h30.html?tkn=WOZFEvAi8CH3uEHbC+67wM4vmxSEhacJ+8vS&cmp=clp-edweek

Duncan: 82 Percent of Schools Could Be 'Failing' This Year - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Duncan: 82 Percent of Schools Could Be 'Failing' This Year - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Fair and Appropriate, But Not Bully-Free - On Special Education - Education Week

Fair and Appropriate, But Not Bully-Free - On Special Education - Education Week