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Chronic absenteeism and students with developmental disabilities

There are times when students must miss school. They may be sick, on vacation or tending to a family emergency. The hope for most parents is that their child will be able to catch up on missed work and there will be options to minimize any impact that the absence has on a student's performance.

Are suspensions unfairly penalizing students with disabilities?

Discipline in schools is a highly divisive and nuanced topic. There are countless styles, strategies and statistics that lead to different conclusions and approaches. And just because one method of discipline works for many students doesn’t mean that it works for every student.

Who helps to create IEP plans?

Creating an Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan for a child is critical for students with special needs who depend on them. And considering how important they are, it makes sense that numerous parties will be involved in developing them.

California among states failing to meet IDEA requirements again

If your child has special needs and should receive tailored education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, you probably know that just because your child should receive educational opportunities doesn't mean he or she is receiving them.

What is a 504 plan? What should they include?

Every child learns differently. Children have different strengths and challenges; they thrive and struggle under different conditions; they have different approaches to learning. As such, while traditional educational styles and settings can work for some students, they may not work for children with a learning disability.

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