How to Initiate an Evaluation

Getting the process started can be as simple as having a conversation with a teacher or administrator in which you specifically request an evaluation for special education. If you make the request verbally, make sure you follow up with a… Read the rest

ADA Guidelines for Testing Accommodations

High-stakes tests are stressful for everyone (hence the name “high-stakes”), but for students with learning and other disabilities, getting approval for test accommodations that level the playing field has historically been its own stressor. Thanks to newly released ADA guidelines… Read the rest

Transition Planning for College

For students with learning differences, the law recognizes that transition to adulthood may require specialized services to help them attain the skills and education they’ll need to succeed after high school. The IDEA requires that transition planning must begin, at… Read the rest

Private Schools and IDEA

If you have a child in private school—including religious school—and you suspect he may have learning disabilities, it is critically important that you understand how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) applies to your child’s situation. The IDEA draws… Read the rest