Making Special Education Actually Work
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Parents, educators, and policymakers are invited to read our blog, download our publications, and listen to our podcasts regarding special education and how it affects families, taxpayers, and society at large as well as how everyone can work together to deliver sound educational services to children with disabilities in a way that benefits society as a whole.
|1||Hughes Bill Repealed in California||Effective July 1, 2013, the Hughes Bill is no longer in force in the State of California. The Hughes Bill was found at 5 CCR § 3052. This comes as a terrible blow for the efforts to use data-driven practices according to peer-reviewed research in the de||12 9 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Preventing SpEd Jargon from Impeding Agreements||Click here to listen to the podcast version of this post. All too often in special education, those of us who have been working at it professionally for more than a few years have increased our vocabularies to include terms of art, acronyms, and legally s||16 6 13||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CA Court Requires Disclosure of SpEd Attorney Invoices||In November 2012, a decision was issued by a California appellate court that requires disclosure of a public agency’s attorney fees and costs when those records are requested pursuant to a written California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) r||11 4 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Health Services for ASDs||Click here to listen to the podcast version of this post. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASDs”), including Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (“PDD-NOS”), are often ch||6 3 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Evaluating the Efficacy of the LRE||Click here to listen to the podcast version of this post. I attended an IEP meeting recently that really brought home for me the complex nuances of determining what placement, or blend of placement options, represents the Least Restrictive Environment (&#||15 11 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||Ramblings of a Working Advocate||This school year has been particularly challenging for me for a variety of reasons. I have tons of draft blog posts started and not finished because I need to interview some people before I can finish them. Others require additional research that I haven&||3 11 12||Free||View In iTunes|