children in school

posted on March 1, 2005 - 11:24am
When school and family are deadlocked over an IEP, the recently updated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires mediation be tried before calling a due process hearing. The IDEA is the law that governs special education. (See "A New IDEA.")

Parents become education experts and advocates

posted on December 1, 2002 - 12:34pm
If your child has both cognitive and physical disabilities caused by a neuromuscular disease, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can make all the difference in getting the best possible school experience for your child. The law requires that the IEP provide for the necessary supports to give your childa complete, appropriate education (see “Glossary” and “Physical and Cognitive...


posted on December 1, 2002 - 12:34pm
Parents of kids with neuromuscular diseases may be preparing to deal with their children’s progressive physical limitations, only to find they also have to cope with cognitive deficits. In other cases, cognitive difficulties are the first symptoms of the child’s neuromuscular disease. In either case, when a neuromuscular disease affects the brain, a new level of care and attention is required...
posted on February 1, 2001 - 7:34pm
If you thought school was a challenge when you were a student, just wait until you see how difficult it can be to approach the school as a parent. And for the parents of children with disabilities, getting your child the best available education is — like everything else — quite a bit more complicated. You'll have to be your child's advocate to ensure that the local school is prepared to meet...