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The Special Ed Advocate

The Online Newsletter About Special Education and the Law

April 12, 2000 Vol. III, No. 13

Visit us today at http://www.wrightslaw.com

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The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter about special education legal issues, cases, tactics and strategy, effective educational methods, and Internet links.

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NEW LETTERS TO WRIGHTSLAW

1. VICTORIA writes: “I am incensed! How can I protect our children’s rights to inclusion?” Discussion about INCLUSION.

2. SUZANNE asks: Isn’t full inclusion a child’s right?”

3. ATTORNEY NEEDS ADVICE ABOUT PREPARING FOR A HEARING

3. NEW CREATIVE IDEAS ABOUT “THE SECOND BOOK”

4. UPDATE ON FREE BOOKS OFFER

5. SUBSCRIPTION INFOMATION

6. CONTACT INFORMATION

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1. VICTORIA asks: “I am incensed! How can I protect our children’s rights to inclusion?”

"As a consultant to a preschool program, I supervise students who provide language therapy to a play group of children. Some of these children have disabilities. We use very innocuous books and fun activities."

"Today, I learned that some parents of non-disabled children have complained and don’t want their children in this play group. If the play group ends, our kids will not get to have language with their non-disabled peers. What can we do about this?"

Read Pam’s response to Victoria and their discussion about inclusion and parents at

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/ltrs/us_them_victoria.htm

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2. SUZANNE asks: "Isn’t full inclusion a child’s right?”

"The IEP team wants to place a child with autism in a self-contained class, despite the parent’s objections. Am I missing something? Isn’t full inclusion a child’s right?"

Read Pete’s answer at:

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/ltrs/inclusion_right_suzanne.htm

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3. ATTORNEY NEEDS ADVICE ABOUT PREPARING FOR A HEARING

An attorney writes: “I am preparing for my first due process hearing. Can you give me some pointers?”

Here are two suggestions:

1. Read Pete’s “Attorney Manual” at

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/attorney_manual.html

A few months ago, we revised this article, and made it available in the Wrightslaw: Tactics and Strategy Manual.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/bkstore/ourbooks/Tactics_Manual.html

You can order the Tactics and Strategy Manual from the Wrightslaw store at

http://www.wrightslaw.com/store/storeindex.html

or you can download it from the Mightyword.com site at

http://www1.mightywords.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=EB00004971

2. You should read the article by Minnesota attorney SONJA KERR about how to prepare for a due process hearing. You’ll find this article in our Advocacy Library:

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/ltr_to_new_lawyer_Kerr.html

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4. MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR “THE SECOND BOOK”

When we made the FREE BOOKS OFFER, we asked what you planned to do with "The Second Book." We knew you'd have "creative ideas" and have been overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Why does Sue from Oklahoma plan to give one book to an attorney and another to a psychologist?

Why does Fran from Vermont want "Wrightslaw to help "right" perceptions and practices?”

Read what John from Delaware, Pat from Kansas, Peter from Virginia, and Lori from New York plan to do with their second books at

http://www.wrightslaw.com/news/2000/second_book.htm

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4. UPDATE ON FREE BOOK OFFER

Free books are being shipped out daily. More than 100 were shipped out yesterday. Several hundred are in the pipeline.

If you sent a note about your plans for "The Second Book" but don't see your idea listed, bookmark this page and check back again in a few days. These ideas are from letters we  received by March 15. We'll continue to add creative ideas from the letters we receive.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/news/2000/second_book.htm

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6. CONTACT INFORMATION

Pete and Pam Wright
c/o Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Phone: 804-257-0857

Website: http://www.wrightslaw.com

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