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What to expect when your child is restrained at school

In a previous article, I called for a reduction in the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools by...

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U.S. DOJ finds separate schools program for students with disabilities violates ADA

A ruling on Georgia’s segregated schools program should prompt North Carolina to examine its own less visible violations of the...

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Navigating the transition from high school to adulthood for students with disabilities

Parents of students with disabilities often lament that once their child finished high school, the absence of routine and structure...

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IEPs and 504 plans for children with special needs: What’s the difference?

You’ve seen a child struggling with school. You know they need help. You’ve heard the acronym “IEP” here and there,...

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Schools should use positive interventions, not seclusion and restraint

When you think of a school, you probably envision children sitting at desks compliantly facing the front of a classroom....

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Early intervention prepares children with developmental delays for success

All the research agrees that a child’s early years are critically important for development. That is why, since 1986, the...

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Keeping children with disabilities in school by protecting their right to services

Illiteracy and disability-related behaviors are the biggest predictors for school suspensions. Student reading problems often become behavior problems, which lead...

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Protecting the rights of students with disabilities: An introduction to Disability Rights North Carolina

In the mid-1970s, Congress created a protection and advocacy (P&A) system for people with disabilities in response to the inhumane...