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Historically, students with disabilities weren’t allowed in schools. In fact, in most states, it was legal to prevent students who wouldn’t reach a mental age of third grade by the time they would graduate from attending school. Students with disabilities wouldn’t get the right to attend school until the late 1970s. It took legal cases…Read more.
If you recently wrapped up your end-of-year IEP meetings, you probably faced a variety of situations and emotions throughout the process. The IEP process can be complex and demanding, and can sometimes evoke strong emotions and even intimidate some participants, including teachers. If you or your team members came out of these meetings with more…Read more.
Educators are balancing a growing array of complex and demanding responsibilities. Teachers can feel overwhelmed trying to meet the diverse learning needs of their students. And effectively implementing the accommodations and/or modifications required to help students with disabilities be successful in school can be especially challenging. But effective planning and implementation of accommodations and modifications…Read more.
Is it Worth the Risk? Today, over 6 million students in U.S. public schools receive special education services. The demand on schools and school staff members to skillfully provide services to these students is increasing. So it’s important that all staff receive training on both the specifics of the laws associated with special education and…Read more.
Complying with Special Education Laws is not just the responsibility of your special education staff. As students who received special education services spend more time in the general education classrooms, it is more important than ever for all staff to have a basic understanding of the laws associated with special education. Exceptional Child includes 10 courses…Read more.