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.
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
Your child is struggling in school and all you are receiving from the school system is a standard, “you need to work with them at home” but you feel there is something deeper going on. You do have rights. You
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
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
We all know that children with autism do not like a change in routine. With this in mind, how can we modify the typical New Year’s Eve celebrations so a later bedtime and issues with noise won’t cause an emotional
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.
Start with the assumption that you are an equal partner in your child’s education. Parents of children with special needs should be involved as equal partners in their child’s educational planning. Unfortunately, many parents say, “How can I be an
As the holidays approach, social gatherings, entertainment, and time with family becomes far more prominent. This time of year is about connecting with what helps you embrace and celebrate the holidays, but it’s difficult to do that with a hearing
The holidays can be fun, but they can add stress to the lives of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children with special needs ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area,