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Equal access to fun: Inclusive field trips and extracurricular activities

For many students, the best part of the school day is not the time they are in the classroom. It...

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New policy addresses mental health needs of public school students

Last month, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved a new policy to help improve mental health services for public...

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Reinvesting in juvenile justice protects students with disabilities

North Carolina is one of only two states that automatically prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in its criminal justice...

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Dispute resolution in special education cases: Say what you need to say, with some ground rules

At Disability Rights NC, we attend many IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings where the parents of a child with a...

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Preparing for college: Students with disabilities

Families with high-school students who have disabilities often face what feels like a unique challenge: How do I prepare my...

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A, B, Seeing Eye Dog: The Right of Students to Have Service Animals in the Classroom

The United States Supreme Court just heard its first case about service animals in schools, Fry v. Napoleon Community School...

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Resolving issues with IEP implementation

If you are the parent or teacher of a student with disabilities, you know that the best outcome for an...

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Student with disabilities — Parents need to think twice before seeking guardianship when the student turns 18

Public schools represent our communities’ commitment to giving meaningful opportunity to every child to learn and reach for their potential....

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Bullying: Another challenge for students with disabilities

Heading back to school is stressful for most families, but it can be downright scary for students who are bullied....

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New employment opportunities for youths with disabilities

“It is time for change. It is time for action. It is time to get serious about opening the doors...

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Guilt by disability: The criminalization of North Carolina’s schoolchildren

You may not know this, but North Carolina is one of only two states in the nation which mandates that...

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How seclusion is used and misused in the school setting

In previous articles, I told you that restraint and seclusion are permitted in schools. I explained what a restraint is,...