On September 10, 2014, Senator Tom Harkin introduced two bills designed to fulfill the original promise of the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Edu...
Congress introduces two bills to help support students with disabilities. Please support them!
September 10, 2014
One of the most important protections or "Procedural Safeguards" for students in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA is the mainte...
What is "Stay Put" and why is it important?
August 1, 2014
It is not uncommon for students with disabilities to have inappropriate behaviors in school. This is true for students with learning disabilities, aut...
Arizona Bill Limiting the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
February 13, 2015
United States supports increasing the FAPE standard for students with disabilities!!
August 24, 2016
Hopefully good news coming soon from the Supreme Court!!
In Endrew F., an appeal out of Colorado, the United States has filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear the appeal AND overturn the current standard in most of the country. Currently, schools can claim they only have to provide IEPs that can provide "more than a trivial benefit" to the student.
The United States argues that with the current standard: "students across the country are being denied the 'meaningful' educational benefits to which they are entitled by law."
If the Supreme Court takes this case and changes the standard, this could be very significant for students with disabilities to get the services they need!