National Disability Employment Awareness Month

national disability employment awareness month

Let’s make finding, hiring and supporting employees with disabilities part of the everyday work process. In its 71st year, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) helps raise critical awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM’s history traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October “National Employ the Physically …

Can A Child With An IEP Be Expelled?

Can a child be expelled with an IEP?

When a child with a disability engages in behavior or breaks a code of conduct and the school proposes to remove the child, the school must hold a hearing to determine if the child’s behavior was caused by his disability. This hearing, a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR), is a process to review all relevant information and the relationship between the …

Sample Letter For Evaluation

So now it’s time to write a letter to your child’s school.  Just few things that you may want to keep in the front of your mind. When writing any letter, it is important to keep it short and to the point. First, start by asking yourself the following questions and state the answers in your letter:  Why am I …

Organizations That Provide Free Gifts To Children With Disabilities

Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made hospital gowns for children with life-threatening illnesses Graham’s Foundation – sends a care package to families with premature babies Hugginz …

Guidance released on civil rights of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how it interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities, and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn. …

How To Request Your Child’s Records

Do you have questions about your child’s education and feel that possibly there are issues that you aren’t aware of yet? IDEA (the nation’s special education law) gives you the right to look at all of your child’s education records. This includes records about: his or her identification as a child with a disability, evaluation, educational placement, and special education …