Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Autistic Child Prevails

Judge Robert E. Payne of the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the Henrico County school system knowingly and repeatedly failed to provide a system of instruction suitable to a severely autistic child. For more information, click here.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Coming soon!

Charles Fox of Special Education Law Blog says that, according to rumor, the new IDEA regs are coming out this summer. Time will tell.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Simulations. I just received an e-mail from Professor Ruth Colker of the Michael E. Moritz School of Law of Ohio State University, where she is the Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law and teaches an interdisciplinary course on the law of special education.

She has developed a series of simulations that were developed (with the help of a grant) to be used in her class: (1) a client counseling simulation between an attorney and a parent, (2) a mock Individual Education Program meeting, and (3) a mock behavior manifestation meeting. These simulations are free to the public and I suggest you take a look at them. They can be found here.

I thank Professor Colker for bringing this important resourse to my attention.