Supreme Court Hears Special Education Case

This year the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a case that has important implications for how school districts comply with the IDEA mandate to provide students in special education with a “free, appropriate public education” that confers “some educational benefit.”… Read the rest

Your Child’s Rights: Response to Intervention

In recent years, the use of Response to Intervention (RTI) by schools has become a topic of controversy. This can be traced back to the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), when the law was changed… Read the rest

Section 504 for College Students

If your teen with LD or ADHD received services in high school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it is important to understand that upon entering college, IDEA no longer applies. The familiar IEP, and all the protection… Read the rest

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