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Category: Special Education

Carter’s Service Dog Case

In a previous blog article (“Are IEPs Necessary for Service Animals?”), I argued that a child with a disability does not need an Individualized

College Bound Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Many people are surprised when they hear that individuals with intellectual disabilities can attend college. Yes, college is possible for students

Guest Blogger at Connecticut Special Education Lawyer Blog

This month, I am a guest blogger at Jennifer Laviano’s Connecticut Special Education Lawyer Blog. This is an outstanding honor. I’ve long admired

Whither Aspergers?

The news that Asperger’s Syndrome may be removed from the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (better known as

Special Education Services in Charter Schools

Education Week recently published a very interesting article titled Charters: Students With Disabilities Need Not Apply? Although charter schools

Addressing Behavior to Promote Learning

One does not need any formal schooling to observe that behavior can affect learning. When a student misbehaves, the mind shuts off and is oblivious

Tests, Measurements, and All That Jazz

Mastery of special education legal issues requires knowledge of several things: The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement

Students with Disabilities and Extracurricular Activities

One of the most important aspects of school is non-academic extracurricular activities. Students who participate in extracurricular activities, suc

Are IEPs Necessary for Service Animals?

In a very controversial and widely publicized case in Illinois that involves a child with autism who wants to bring his service dog to school, t