This October marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These programs have played a critical role in improving results and upholding the rights of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families Learn more>>
For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Learn more>>
Preventing Suspension of Young Children from School: An Issue Brief from the Office of the Child Advocate and the Center for Children’s Advocacy
Over the last several years an alarming number of school suspensions are for very young children. For the 2014-15 school year, according to data published by the State Department of Education, there were approximately 2,600 incidents of suspension (both ISS and OSS) for children under the age of 7. Learn more>>
This eight-session intensive series is designed to help parents and professionals gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT) as well as prepare them for a variety roles at the school, district, regional or state level. Learn more about Next Steps>>
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education has just issued new guidance on how schools should be providing positive behavioral supports for students with disabilities rather than disciplinary actions like suspension and expulsion. Learn more>>
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