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Highlights: Internet survey on IEP document falsification & forgery; IDEA 2002 - accountability, achievement, enforcement; cool stuff - free newsletters; new flyer; review of great book about Asperger Syndome; what people are saying about Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy.
Internet Survey: IEP Document Alteration, Falsification, Forgery
According to parents, advocates, attorneys, and special education staff, falsification of documents and forgery of signatures may be a widespead problem.
Alpert, a New York City-based attorney, is conducting an Internet
Survey of IEP Document Alteration, Falsification and Forgery.
Dee handled cases in New York for over a decade, and acted as
consulting counsel in special education cases nationally. Dee is
focusing on systemic special education issues and tactics, including
inquiries into special education and public school district financial
and related corruption.
IDEA 2002: Accountability, Achievement, Enforcement
week, Dr. Martin Gould, research specialist with the National Council
on Disability, testified about NCD's
new working paper on IDEA reauthorization that focuses on accountability,
achievement, and enforcement.
are some recent additions to our Free
Newsletters Page -
SchwabLearning.org. Website and weekly newsletter provide information for parents of children with learning differences, whether or not they have been diagnosed with learning disabilities. To subscribe, go to ttp://www.schwablearning.org/registration.asp
HearingExchange a community for people with hearing loss, parents of deaf and hard of hearing children and professionals who work with them, publishes HearingExchange News with news, articles, and information about hearing loss. To subscribe, go to http://www.hearingexchange.com/newsletters.htm
of Dyslexia Newsletter
an email newsletter with information about dyslexia testing and
assessment, teaching dyslexic children, advice for parents of
dyslexic children, research, and more. To subscribe, go to http://www.dyslexia-teacher.com/t23.html
New Flyer: Free Newsletters
Many parents write to ask for information that they can share with others. What a great idea! We are designing flyers that you can download, print, and distribute. Our newest effort is the Free Newsletters Flyer.
We hope you will share the Free Newsletters Flyer and the Wrightslaw Flyer with parents, teachers, and special education service providers. Print and distribute copies of these flyers at your child's school, your public library, day care center, and doctor's offices.
Editor's Choice: The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration
struggling to find answers to their questions about their children
often have to wade through pedantic, confusing mazes. Many books about
medical or developmental conditions offer little help.
OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndome contains great advice, tips, and
practical solutions to manage the confusion of special ed and Asperger
Syndrome. The new parent and the seasoned veteran should read the
guide from cover to cover. It is excellent." -- Pete Wright,
coauthor of Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy and Wrightslaw.com
What People Are Saying . . . Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
and Pam Wright have pulled together one of the most important how-to
manuals ever written for navigating your way through the morass of
special education, and for using the law to demand/get a good
education for your child. (Pete is the attorney who argued and won the
"Shannon Carter" case before the Supreme Court, putting
ADD/ADHD on the map.) I highly recommend you get and read this book -
it's a goldmine of information! - Thom Hartmann, author, ADD:
A Different Perception
invaluable, user-friendly resource for parents of children with
disabilities! This book is packed with critical information, and
provides clear, practical professional guidance that will empower
parents with the necessary skills, tools and knowledge for
successfully advocating in their child’s behalf. – Sandra Rief,
author of How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children
Pete & Pam Wright in Chicago & Columbus OH
23: Chicago, IL. Pete and Pam Wright will be at
Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois for a full day of advocacy
2: Columbus, OH. Please join Pete and Pam Wright for a full
day of advocacy training at Children's Hospital Education Center.
learn if we are scheduled to come to your area, please check our Schedule.
If you are interested in having Pete and Pam Wright speak at an event, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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