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One Parent’s Reflections: Online Instruction At Home Before COVID-19

Almost three years ago, my family made a major change in our blind child’s schooling. I  prepared to leave full-time employment, and we prepared to switch from a brick-and-mortar school to an online charter school—with an IEP (individualized education program) for a blind, dyslexic student with speech and other needs. In the past few weeks,… Continue reading One Parent’s Reflections: Online Instruction At Home Before COVID-19

COVID-19

Can the Magic Word “Optional” Relieve Schools of Their Duties to Students with Disabilities In Providing Out-of-school Materials and Activities?

Legal Requirements of Schools With Regard to Students with Disabilities IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act—the law that provides for IEPs—Individualized Education Plans)           The IDEA sets forth requirements relating to developing and implementing IEPs. As a preliminary matter, schools are responsible for following the student’s IEP. The student’s IEP should have been developed… Continue reading Can the Magic Word “Optional” Relieve Schools of Their Duties to Students with Disabilities In Providing Out-of-school Materials and Activities?