USDOE’s COVID-19 Special Ed Guidance to State & Local Ed Agencies

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has issued guidance to state and local education agencies regarding the implementation of…

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Special Education Still Has to Be Individualized During Quarantine

During these unprecedented times of both urgency and delay, I’m finding that the ways in which I share relevant information…

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Texas Education Agency Due Process Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the sheltering in place and social distancing currently underway around the country, including in Texas, the Texas…

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Prior Written Notice Requirements for Denying Parent Requests in Special Education Matters

Prior Written Notice (PWN) pursuant to 34 CFR Sec. 300.503 gets a fair amount of general discussion among special education…

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IEP Goals Determine Services & Placement

If you’ve read or listened to our past posts and podcasts, or have otherwise been educating yourself on the special…

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Special Education

I wasn’t going to write on this topic quite yet, but I’m working on a case right now that has…

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How Parents Can Help Promote the Application of Peer-Reviewed Research to Special Education

Special education is heavily regulated to protect the rights of eligible students to individualized educational planning, but complying with the…

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The Basics of Special Education Assessments

Most people new to special education are quickly blindsided by the processes and procedures that have to be followed. Many…

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