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5 Things Parents Can Do to Prepare for an IEP Meeting

I often hear this phrase from parents with a slight dismay in their voice. For many, an IEP is a battle of the wits between parents and districts on an uneven battlefield.  The Districts develop the reports and track progress.  They are the ‘experts’.  Who are parents to tell the ‘experts’ what their child needs? It’s no wonder that parents …

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Lawyers for Children in Special Education by Jenny and Rosa

Our contribution to a new book on the role of lawyers for children was published this month! Our chapter, “Setting the Record Straight: Child Advocacy and Responses to Mental Health,” focuses on the school as the first point of intervention to address the mental health needs of youth; and the consequences to the child and community when the school fails …