Monthly Archives: March 2010

5000 School Psychologists’ Reports Surveyed….the article

Those of you who have attended my seminars have heard me refer to this Wrightslaw article and the subject study of 5000 school psychologists’ reports. This article is a MUST READ for every parent with a child with a disability … Continue reading

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Behaviorial problems and Suspensions of Children with Disabilities

The topic of suspensions of children with disabilities has been heavy on my mind lately. Apparently it’s common practice for teachers and principals to treat children with disabilities, with IEPs in place, as if they had no disabilities or IEPs.  … Continue reading

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NBC 11 TV Interview: Latino Leadership Summit on May 15th

On a recent “Comunidad del Valle” show, Damian Trujillo featured the organizers of this inaugural event: Frank Carbajal, Margarita Quihuis and me.  Did you catch it? After we talked about the upcoming summit, the family of Cesar Chavez came on … Continue reading

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Verifying a teacher’s credentials

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing maintains a database for public use. Once there, click on the Search for Credential for a Public School Teacher link and type in the teacher’s first name and last name. Remember the example I … Continue reading

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Prior Written Notice (PWN)-a Powerful Tool When Skillfully Used

You’ll want to read this Wrightslaw post about Prior Written Notice (PWN)  and article and print out several copies of this nice little form with you. Whenever you ask for something in an IEP meeting (as assessment, a placement change, … Continue reading

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Patient Money – Nudging Schools to Help Students With Learning Disabilities

Great NY Times article Read about one family’s struggle (and ultimate success) to get their child a “free and appropriate education. Parents: it’s really up to you to learn the law, learn how to exercise your rights and be the … Continue reading

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