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Mississippi bill to help special-education students moves forward

JACKSON, Miss. — A new special-education bill is headed to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk.

The bill would create 500 school vouchers valued at $6,500 each the first year. 112 more words


House Education Committee votes "Ought to Pass" on SB 166, eliminating the use of facilitated individualized education meetings as special ed dispute resolution

The House Education Committee unanimously voted “Ought to Pass” on SB 166, which eliminates facilitated individualized education program meetings as a form of alternative dispute resolution available in cases involving children receiving special education services.

Ought To Pass In Committee

The Brotherhood

Before we went away you might remember I posted that we had thought we might try and get Jiggy into school for at least part of the week.   626 more words

A Gap in Expertise

I participated in close to 300 IEP meetings in my career. For more than half of these, I acted as the IEP coordinator. I chaired the remainder as the local education agency (LEA) designee. 988 more words

Day #204 - Spectrum Apologies

I hate the terms ‘high’ and ‘low’ functioning.

I don’t know how else to describe the spectrum differences.

So, I’m sorry –

I’m sorry that I have ever said those words. 573 more words

Schedules + Routine = Peace

Hi Everyone,

It’s J’s first day of spring break vacation, exciting and daunting because it raises the question: what will I do to keep him busy and engaged all day? 617 more words


Day #203 - I'm Gonna Light it Up!

It’s almost here…April.

April has been designated as Autism Awareness month and April 2 is Autism Awareness Day.  On this day, several of us will celebrate by… 1,322 more words