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Special Education Inclusion Works: Ask the Homecoming Queen in Georgetown, MI by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 30 Oct 2009 12:00am By Kim Stagliano I went to Catholic school for eight years. Then a boarding school. (Can you believe my folks sent me away?)  LOL! And then I attended Tufts (alma mater of Dr. Paul Offit) and was graduated from Boston College during "the Flutie years."   One of my husband's and my earliest arguments as a newlyweds was how we'd ed ... Read on »
Press coverage of special education costs during a budget crisis by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 Jan 2011 12:00am Let’s list a few obvious facts: California is in the midst of a budget crisis. Governor Brown just took office and is faced with a massive deficit. Much of the state’s budget is educational. Some of that budget is special education. There needs to be a real discussion of how to provide an appropriate education for special needs kids i ... Read on »
A little info and education (if you're not in the epilepsy/special needs world, you don't need to read) by elizabeth Posted Thu 20 Jan 2011 3:58pm Thank you for your responses to my last post about Sophie's new medication and my frustrations in getting it added to Anthem's formulary. The drug, called Vimpat or locosamide, is a relatively new anti-epileptic drug. It is NOT investigational. Like most AEDs, though, it is approved for persons 17 years and older which is, perhaps, the arbitra ... Read on »
What Should Be the Federal Role in Education? by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 9:41pm The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act raises new questions about the role of the federal government in education. For many years, it has been axiomatic, at least among people who are running for office, that education policy decisions should be left to local school boards. Of course over the years this has become less and less true.The st ... Read on »
That Word Special by Michelle Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Feb 2012 12:00am I have a love/hate relationship with the word special. - kids with special needs - special-needs family - Special Education - Special Education teacher/classroom - special ed bus - Special Olympics - special, special, special ... most of the time I want to say, but we're just an ordinary family! There is nothing special about u ... Read on »
Special education needs and the UK election by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Apr 2010 12:00am Having stuck my beak into the US election, it’s funny that I don’t feel the same need to blog about the current UK election campaign in the context of Down’s syndrome and special needs (maybe because there aren’t such, ahem, polarizing characters in the UK). Anyway, from The Guardian , by way of the Down’s Syndrome Association , here’s how ... Read on »
Shrinking special ed counts in San Diego Unified by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 08 Mar 2011 7:54pm The On Special Education blog at Education Week has a piece up that intrigued me: Fewer Special Ed. Students? Or Fewer Identified ? On Special Education referred back to this story (Where Did the Kids with Disabilities Go?) on Voice of San Diego.org . I’ve been reading a lot of stories about the high numbers of special education st ... Read on »
Special Education Law and Academia: New Law Review Article by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Mar 2012 3:10pm Academia Oamenilor de Stiinta din Romania / The Academy of Romanian Scientists (Photo credit: cod_gabriel ) One of the truly cool things about doing this blog is that it has received a good reaction from the academic community . We appreciate their support.  Some of our favorite professors have their own blogs and are listed on the le ... Read on »
punishing an ADHD child in school doesn't work, accommodations do by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 6:42am I started an "a mom's view of ADHD" fan page on Facebook recently. Anyone a member of Facebook (who isn't these days?) can access a discussion forum there to share ideas and experiences with each other. I have wanted to have a discussion tool for myself and my readers for a long time now. In just over two weeks, there are 38 fans and we have ... Read on »
A new (for me) website find by BearTwinsMom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 2:08am Many of you know that I am a research hound. I love to find information, websites, books, magazine articles– anything– that deals with my passion (autism, mental health, parenting, reading, special education, etc.) I have added a new link in my Mental Health Resources category in my links section. I think it’s one everyone should check out ... Read on »