Supreme Court rules

For those of you who don’t follow the Supreme Court, there is a case that may affect those within the special abilities community and the case is Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.

Now I know for many of you, the legal world is full of mumble jumble, so instead I recommend the article entitled “What Watching the Endrew F. Supreme Court Case Taught Me About Nuance and FAPE” over at Understood via the The Inside Track blog by Amanda Morin. From a law librarian and parents perspective, it’s well worth the read.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian
 

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Today was the day

So today was the day we had our Transition IEP and I must admit, I was pretty prepared. In fact, when I left, I felt like I had done a good job doing my homework. Now the next step is to prepare for his future while at the same time, still looking at some options. In some ways, it’s just the first step on a long journey but, so far, so good.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

IEP’s

So today we have my son’s second to last IEP at his school. I must say that by going to several workshops recently including the one entitled Beyond Guardianship: Supported Decision-Making by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities by Jonathan Martinis (and put on by the Missouri chapter of the AAIDD) was really helpful.

I felt prepared in what to expect for his senior year and transition from school next year. At the same time, I still have a lot to do. Maybe that’s why I’ve been feeling a little down tonight.

Carry on!

  

Autism Librarian

Inclusive IEP’s

Now my son has been attending his IEP’s for a couple of years now but I have to say that this article has got me thinking maybe he should have started earlier than that. In fact, one study shows that you can begin to have the kids write their own goals, with adult assistance, as early as the age of six.

Now my son probably wasn’t ready for that but I can definitely see where he could have been involved say around middle school. The article is entitled “Collaborating with Students: Invite Them to the IEP Process” by Pamela Hill at MultiBriefs:Exclusive. It’s definitely food for thought.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian