Disability Advocates of Texas
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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Student In Special Ed Case The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a student with a disability in a case with significant implications for families and schools entangled in special education disputes.
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Supreme Court Justices will consider whether families can pursue claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act if they have already settled IDEA claims without fully exhausting all administrative proceedings under IDEA first.
Supreme Court Case Could Change How Special Ed Disputes Are Handled The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week in a case affecting the rights of students with disabilities when disputes arise between schools and families.
Fun Fact Friday:
The IEP must include annual goals designed to:
1. Meet the child's needs that result from the child's disability to enable the child to be involved in and to make progress in the general education curriculum; and
2. Meet each of the child's other educational needs that result from the child's disability.
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FAPE is a right ❤️
How many parents receive or do not receive a Prior Written Notice before the school proposes or refuses what is outlined below? 👇
“303.421 Prior written notice and procedural safeguards notice.
(a) General. Prior written notice must be provided to parents a reasonable time the lead agency or an EIS provider proposes, or refuses, to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or placement of their infant or toddler, or the provision of early intervention services to the infant or toddler with a disability and that infant’s or toddler’s family.”
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Sec. 303.421 Prior written notice and procedural safeguards notice - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 303.421 Prior written notice and procedural safeguards notice. (a) General. Prior written notice must be provided to parents a reasonable time before the lead agency or an EIS provider proposes, or refuses, to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or placement of their infant or toddler...
Here is a quick reference guide for acronyms that are frequently used in Special Education 👇👇👇
Did you know that there is a legal threshold for the outcomes of all IEP's/504 plans? They are:
1. gainful employment
2. Independent Living
3. Further Education
Is your child's IEP/504 plan driven to meet those outcomes? If not, give us a call! We'd love to help you fix it!
Wednesday Advocating tip-
Be assertive, but not aggressive! We believe in collaboration to ensure amazing outcomes for the kiddos we serve!
If you have any needs, questions, or are needing a voice for your student, please don't hesitate to reach out!
FUN FACT FRIDAY!!
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) does not mean "general education classroom"-It is the setting in where the child will get the tools they need to be successful! We take the time to look at each child's individual needs and base LRE recommendation on those needs!
WHEN ADVOCACY WORKS!
Disability Advocates of Texas works hard to ensure the very best for every student!
For military families 👇
Fee Assistance / Respite Child Care Aware® of America impacts over 10,000 children every year in military and non-military families.
It is a great Wednesday to ensure amazing student outcomes!
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