Tag Archives: Special Education

Department of Education Outlines “Best Practices” for Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Special Needs

In December 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the US Department of Education released a significant policy statement on the subject of restraint and seclusion at school. The OCR is the divisio...

5+ Special Education Terms Parents Need to Know

FAPE ... LRE ... IDEA ... I confess: my children's IEPs read like they were written in a foreign language. It took me a while to figure out what I was even reading, let along what it all meant. But sp...

Respecting Parents’ Feelings in Special Education Planning: 8 Facts to Remember

I was sitting in one of those meetings where everyone wished they were someplace else. The fake smiles could not dissipate the thick fog of tension that impaired our vision. I, the parent of a child w...