Missouri Advocates For Families Affected by Autism

We are a citizens action group advocating and lobbying for families that have a child with special needs. We believe that EVERY child has a right to a FREE and APPROPRIATE EDUCATION and should NEVER BE LEFT BEHIND.

Monday, December 13, 2010

YouTube - Balkan & Patterson Personal Injury Lawsuit - Abuse of Special Needs Student

YouTube - Balkan & Patterson Personal Injury Lawsuit - Abuse of Special Needs Student

YouTube - Texas Court Orders Return of Autistic Child.

YouTube - Texas Court Orders Return of Autistic Child.

YouTube - The Jonathan Carey Foundation

YouTube - The Jonathan Carey Foundation

YouTube - Jonathan Carey's Story:The Killing of an Innocent Boy with Autism

YouTube - Jonathan Carey's Story:The Killing of an Innocent Boy with Autism

Atty4Kids: Amazing Community Leader Overwhelmed in D.C.

Atty4Kids: Amazing Community Leader Overwhelmed in D.C.

YouTube - Autie Christmas Poem

YouTube - Autie Christmas Poem

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jobs Remain A Hurdle For People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Jobs Remain A Hurdle For People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Brain Scan Near Perfect Test For Spotting Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Brain Scan Near Perfect Test For Spotting Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Stunting Growth 'Ethically Acceptable' For Some With Disabilities, Group Says - Disability Scoop

Stunting Growth 'Ethically Acceptable' For Some With Disabilities, Group Says - Disability Scoop

Jill's House provides some moments of peace for parents of special-needs children

Jill's House provides some moments of peace for parents of special-needs children

Mental Health Cuts Put Police on the Front Line of Care - NYTimes.com

Mental Health Cuts Put Police on the Front Line of Care - NYTimes.com

Tampa's 'Sensitive Santa' allows children with autism to get photographs, too - St. Petersburg Times

Tampa's 'Sensitive Santa' allows children with autism to get photographs, too - St. Petersburg Times

Teens Win $100,000 For Creating Software To Help Kids With Autism - Disability Scoop

Teens Win $100,000 For Creating Software To Help Kids With Autism - Disability Scoop

Mom sues Birmingham schools, says son beaten at Barrett Elementary | al.com

Mom sues Birmingham schools, says son beaten at Barrett Elementary al.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Search Results: Thomeczek and Brink Law Firm

Search Results: Thomeczek and Brink Law Firm

Heidi Atkins Lieberman, the former Assistant Commissioner of Special Education for Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is now working for this firm. They represent school districts in due process hearings.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Education Week: Why I Will Not Teach to the Test

Education Week: Why I Will Not Teach to the Test

Education Week: Groups Eye Regulatory Relief Under NCLB

Education Week: Groups Eye Regulatory Relief Under NCLB

Police sued over handcuffs on boy

Police sued over handcuffs on boy

Another Family Files Lawsuit Against Murray County Schools Over Bullying | county, murray, school - Local News - WTVC NewsChannel 9: Chattanooga News, Weather, Radar, Sports, Lottery

Another Family Files Lawsuit Against Murray County Schools Over Bullying county, murray, school - Local News - WTVC NewsChannel 9: Chattanooga News, Weather, Radar, Sports, Lottery

State Education Board Warned About Funding Shortfall : Missouri News Horizon

State Education Board Warned About Funding Shortfall : Missouri News Horizon

Friday, November 12, 2010

Why Kim Stagliano's All I Can Handle is For Readers Outside the Autism Community - AGE OF AUTISM

Why Kim Stagliano's All I Can Handle is For Readers Outside the Autism Community - AGE OF AUTISM

Listen In to a Conversation Between Pediatricians on Autism, Vaccines and What To Do - AGE OF AUTISM

Listen In to a Conversation Between Pediatricians on Autism, Vaccines and What To Do - AGE OF AUTISM

Katie Wright: Autism Research at NIEHS Opposite of DoD? - AGE OF AUTISM

Katie Wright: Autism Research at NIEHS Opposite of DoD? - AGE OF AUTISM

Arizona 5: Children Removed from Home in Autism Case - AGE OF AUTISM

Arizona 5: Children Removed from Home in Autism Case - AGE OF AUTISM

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Appropriate Annual Goals

Appropriate Annual Goals

Hilton Agrees To Boost Disability Accommodations At Hotels - Disability Scoop

Hilton Agrees To Boost Disability Accommodations At Hotels - Disability Scoop

NPR News Investigation: Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home : NPR

NPR News Investigation: Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home : NPR

Healthy weight or healthy mind? Psych drugs can pile on pounds - CNN.com

Healthy weight or healthy mind? Psych drugs can pile on pounds - CNN.com

Monday, November 8, 2010

YouTube - RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION UPDATE

YouTube - RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION UPDATE

YouTube - CHILDREN BEATEN FORCE FED ABUSED

YouTube - CHILDREN BEATEN FORCE FED ABUSED

YouTube - AUTISTIC CHILD BEING ASSAULTED BY HIS TEACHER OF PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL

YouTube - AUTISTIC CHILD BEING ASSAULTED BY HIS TEACHER OF PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL

YouTube - Mom Of Autistic Boy Runs Special Campaign

YouTube - Mom Of Autistic Boy Runs Special Campaign

YouTube - Dwight Scharnhorst about Missouri HB1886 (2)

YouTube - Dwight Scharnhorst about Missouri HB1886 (2)

YouTube - The need for special needs education reform in Missouri!

YouTube - The need for special needs education reform in Missouri!

Local school board members spend nights in local hotels | KMOV.com | St. Louis news, Missouri news & breaking news | KMOV.com | News for St. Louis, Missouri

Local school board members spend nights in local hotels KMOV.com St. Louis news, Missouri news & breaking news KMOV.com News for St. Louis, Missouri

http://www.fox4kc.com/news/sns-ap-mo--educationappointment,0,2379180.story

http://www.fox4kc.com/news/sns-ap-mo--educationappointment,0,2379180.story

KC district, charters failing too many kids - KansasCity.com

KC district, charters failing too many kids - KansasCity.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

Education Week: How Election 2010 Could Influence Education

Education Week: How Election 2010 Could Influence Education

Wildeman's Words: It's bigotry that needs to "die"

Wildeman's Words: It's bigotry that needs to "die"

Wildeman's Words: It's bigotry that needs to "die"

Wildeman's Words: It's bigotry that needs to "die"

Bullying and Tragedy

Bullying and Tragedy

Programming the Asperger Brain

Programming the Asperger Brain

11 Behavioral Similarities Between ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder | Enhanced Learning Skills for Kids

11 Behavioral Similarities Between ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder Enhanced Learning Skills for Kids

States' and schools' anti-bullying standards questioned - News - The Times-Tribune

States' and schools' anti-bullying standards questioned - News - The Times-Tribune

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Autism News - Disability Scoop

Autism News - Disability Scoop

Sensor Detects Emotions through the Skin - Technology Review

Sensor Detects Emotions through the Skin - Technology Review

Phony autism specialist sentenced to three years in prison - StamfordAdvocate

Phony autism specialist sentenced to three years in prison - StamfordAdvocate

Howard Deiner convicted for practicing without license in special-needs cases

Howard Deiner convicted for practicing without license in special-needs cases

Homeless Shelters Suggested As Option For Adults With Disabilities, Parents Say - Disability Scoop

Homeless Shelters Suggested As Option For Adults With Disabilities, Parents Say - Disability Scoop

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Education Week: Firing School Workers for Old Crimes Upheld

Education Week: Firing School Workers for Old Crimes Upheld

Detroit Hit With Rare Special Education Fine - On Special Education - Education Week

Detroit Hit With Rare Special Education Fine - On Special Education - Education Week

New Federal Guidance Addresses Anti-Disability Bullying - On Special Education - Education Week

New Federal Guidance Addresses Anti-Disability Bullying - On Special Education - Education Week

Education Week: Half of U.S. Teens Admit Bullying in Last Year

Education Week: Half of U.S. Teens Admit Bullying in Last Year

Watchdog Interference: Inspectors General Say Agencies Hinder Investigations - The Center for Public Integrity

Watchdog Interference: Inspectors General Say Agencies Hinder Investigations - The Center for Public Integrity

Dr. Bob Sears: Flu Vaccines: Should They Be Mandatory For Health Care Professionals?

Dr. Bob Sears: Flu Vaccines: Should They Be Mandatory For Health Care Professionals?

Pressure Mounts To Include Special Needs Benefits In Insurance Coverage - Disability Scoop

Pressure Mounts To Include Special Needs Benefits In Insurance Coverage - Disability Scoop

Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store - Disability Scoop

Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store - Disability Scoop

Obama Administration Urges Schools To Take Action On Bullying - Disability Scoop

Obama Administration Urges Schools To Take Action On Bullying - Disability Scoop

Disability Group Comes Out Against Restraint, Seclusion Bill - Disability Scoop

Disability Group Comes Out Against Restraint, Seclusion Bill - Disability Scoop

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Service Dogs Reduce Stress, Behaviors In Kids With Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Service Dogs Reduce Stress, Behaviors In Kids With Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Controversial Autism Insurance Bill Vetoed - Disability Scoop

Controversial Autism Insurance Bill Vetoed - Disability Scoop

Advocated Suing Student's Families "Show Me the Money: Recovering Legal Fees in School Litigation."

http://www.educationnews.org/ednews_today/101513.html

Judge acquits Council Bluffs teacher who restrained teen | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

Judge acquits Council Bluffs teacher who restrained teen desmoinesregister.com The Des Moines Register

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

U.S. Airways agrees to discuss policy changes with West Michigan man they booted off flight for being 'too disabled to fly' | MLive.com

U.S. Airways agrees to discuss policy changes with West Michigan man they booted off flight for being 'too disabled to fly' MLive.com

Autism fund pays despite concerns | The Columbus Dispatch

Autism fund pays despite concerns The Columbus Dispatch

Oversight Concerns Raised With Autism Scholarship Program - Disability Scoop

Oversight Concerns Raised With Autism Scholarship Program - Disability Scoop

Justice Department Brokers Deal To End Institutionalization - Disability Scoop

Justice Department Brokers Deal To End Institutionalization - Disability Scoop

Wildeman's Words: Dr. Nick Dubin arrested

Wildeman's Words: Dr. Nick Dubin arrested

Developments in Special Education Law

Developments in Special Education Law

Why Parents Should Get a Comprehensive Evaluation by an Independent Evaluator - Wrightslaw.com

Why Parents Should Get a Comprehensive Evaluation by an Independent Evaluator - Wrightslaw.com

Autism numbers climb quickly | tennessean.com | The Tennessean

Autism numbers climb quickly tennessean.com The Tennessean

What is Your Bell Curve IQ? - Wrightslaw.com

What is Your Bell Curve IQ? - Wrightslaw.com

Measuring Progress - Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney by Pete and Pam Wright

Measuring Progress - Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney by Pete and Pam Wright

SMART IEPs: A Tactics and Strategy Session with Pete & Pam Wright

SMART IEPs: A Tactics and Strategy Session with Pete & Pam Wright

Wrightslaw Game Plan: Writing SMART IEPs by Pete Wright & Pam Wright

Wrightslaw Game Plan: Writing SMART IEPs by Pete Wright & Pam Wright

Wrightslaw WebEx Training - Legal Requirements of IEPs by Pete Wright, Esq.

Wrightslaw WebEx Training - Legal Requirements of IEPs by Pete Wright, Esq.

In Memory of Reed Martin - Wrightslaw

In Memory of Reed Martin - Wrightslaw

Assistive Technology for the Struggling Notetaker

Assistive Technology for the Struggling Notetaker

Assistive Technology - Wrightslaw

Assistive Technology - Wrightslaw

Monday, October 18, 2010

Parents of African American High School Students Angry Over Principal's Letter

Parents of African American High School Students Angry Over Principal's Letter




Last Edited: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008, 6:31 PM CDT

Created: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008, 6:31 PM CDT



LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. -- The parents of African-American students at Lee's Summit North High School are upset after they received a letter from the school's principal requesting a meeting to improve test scores. But the letter didn't go to all students with low test scores - it went to all African-American students regardless of their test scores. FOX 4's Rob Low has the report.

Racial breakdown of test scores stirs outcry. | Goliath Business News

Racial breakdown of test scores stirs outcry. Goliath Business News

Wentzville Holt High School Falling Apart - Topix

Wentzville Holt High School Falling Apart - Topix

No Social Security, SSI Increase For 2011 - Disability Scoop

No Social Security, SSI Increase For 2011 - Disability Scoop

FDA Warns Companies Peddling Unproven Autism Treatments - Disability Scoop

FDA Warns Companies Peddling Unproven Autism Treatments - Disability Scoop

Feds Okay Higher Insurance Premiums For Kids With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Feds Okay Higher Insurance Premiums For Kids With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Autism Fears Could Explain Drop In Vaccinations - Disability Scoop

Autism Fears Could Explain Drop In Vaccinations - Disability Scoop

Families In Limbo As Schools Ignore Special Needs Scholarships - Disability Scoop

Families In Limbo As Schools Ignore Special Needs Scholarships - Disability Scoop

Mother who says son was bullied seeks Obama's help - CNN.com

Mother who says son was bullied seeks Obama's help - CNN.com

Is RTI Equivalent to Special Education?

Is RTI Equivalent to Special Education?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Despite Reforms, Problems With Restraint And Seclusion Persist - Disability Scoop

Despite Reforms, Problems With Restraint And Seclusion Persist - Disability Scoop

S.F. lawyer accused of fraud in autism care

S.F. lawyer accused of fraud in autism care

Jobless Rate 60 Percent Higher For Americans With Disabilities, Report Shows - Disability Scoop

Jobless Rate 60 Percent Higher For Americans With Disabilities, Report Shows - Disability Scoop

Suit against state over autism case is reinstated - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com#axzz0xp5Oxj3u#axzz0xp5Oxj3u

Suit against state over autism case is reinstated - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com#axzz0xp5Oxj3u#axzz0xp5Oxj3u

Acne Drug May Boost Communication, Reduce Anxiety - Disability Scoop

Acne Drug May Boost Communication, Reduce Anxiety - Disability Scoop

Instructors get crash course on special ed in MPS - JSOnline

Instructors get crash course on special ed in MPS - JSOnline

Brain Scan Could Shed New Light On Autism, Developmental Disorders - Disability Scoop

Brain Scan Could Shed New Light On Autism, Developmental Disorders - Disability Scoop

Artest finds purpose in tackling mental-health awareness | NBA.com

Artest finds purpose in tackling mental-health awareness NBA.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Feds Infuse Millions To Expand Respite Care - Disability Scoop

Feds Infuse Millions To Expand Respite Care - Disability Scoop

Disability Group Targets Senate Candidate Who Questioned ADA - Disability Scoop

Disability Group Targets Senate Candidate Who Questioned ADA - Disability Scoop

LEE'S SUMMIT R-VII 2008-09 School Accountability Report

LEE'S SUMMIT R-VII 2008-09 School Accountability Report

List Serve 04.09.10-2

List Serve 04.09.10-2

Misuse of funds by school districts

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Social Network Blackout To Raise Money For Autism - Disability Scoop

Social Network Blackout To Raise Money For Autism - Disability Scoop

Supreme Court To Hear Vaccine Liability Case - Disability Scoop

Supreme Court To Hear Vaccine Liability Case - Disability Scoop

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Missouri Saves $2.77 per student | Midwest Democracy Project

Missouri Saves $2.77 per student Midwest Democracy Project

Cut in school tests fails Missourians - KansasCity.com

Cut in school tests fails Missourians - KansasCity.com

Missouri: Families Against Seclusion and Restraint: Corporal Punishment and "Use of Force" in Missouri

Missouri: Families Against Seclusion and Restraint: Corporal Punishment and "Use of Force" in Missouri

Schools average in paddling

Schools average in paddling

Stop Physical Violence against Children as a Form of Discipline in America's Public Schools -- A Letter to President George W. Bush from George and Julie Worley

Stop Physical Violence against Children as a Form of Discipline in America's Public Schools -- A Letter to President George W. Bush from George and Julie Worley

Lawsuit Aims to Put End to Paddling as Punishment in Mississippi Schools

Lawsuit Aims to Put End to Paddling as Punishment in Mississippi Schools

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mo-09-a.jpg Missouri's answer to corporal punishment in schools

PTAVE's letter to state board of education members and others in states that allow corporal punishment in schools, and their responses

PTAVE's letter to state board of education members and others in states that allow corporal punishment in schools, and their responses

Time to Ban Physical Punishment of Students in all Schools

Time to Ban Physical Punishment of Students in all Schools

Ban corporal punishment in all the schools

Ban corporal punishment in all the schools

EDITORIAL - Ban on physical punishment in schools

EDITORIAL - Ban on physical punishment in schools

TEACHERS WHO BULLY STUDENTS: PATTERNS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS Alan McEvoy, Ph.D. Wittenberg University Abstract This study exami

TEACHERS WHO BULLY STUDENTS: PATTERNS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS Alan McEvoy, Ph.D. Wittenberg University Abstract This study exami

IDEA: Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

IDEA: Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Special Education: NOT the Resource Room, the Classroom in the Trailer, or the Special School Across Town

Special Education: NOT the Resource Room, the Classroom in the Trailer, or the Special School Across Town

Parent Involvement in Placement Decisions

Parent Involvement in Placement Decisions

10 Tips about Placement - Wrightslaw

10 Tips about Placement - Wrightslaw

Monday, October 11, 2010

1 Ohio school, 4 bullied teens dead by own hand | US National Headlines | Comcast.net

1 Ohio school, 4 bullied teens dead by own hand US National Headlines Comcast.net

Coming Sunday: When your child is restrained

Coming Sunday: When your child is restrained

Bitten, gouged: Educators say tool prevents injuries to them, kids

Bitten, gouged: Educators say tool prevents injuries to them, kids

Bruises and a tip from another parent lead to mom's discovery

Bruises and a tip from another parent lead to mom's discovery

Florida 'gutted' child restraint bill of most important protections, mother of restrained child says

Florida 'gutted' child restraint bill of most important protections, mother of restrained child says

Technique leaves second-grader with bruises, sprain, busted lip

Technique leaves second-grader with bruises, sprain, busted lip

Pinned down: Palm Beach County schoolchildren subdued with risky restraint#commentsList#commentsList#commentsList

Pinned down: Palm Beach County schoolchildren subdued with risky restraint#commentsList#commentsList#commentsList

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Group Home Under Investigation After Resident Dumped At ER - Disability Scoop

Group Home Under Investigation After Resident Dumped At ER - Disability Scoop

Stars Sign On For Comedy Central Autism Benefit - Disability Scoop

Stars Sign On For Comedy Central Autism Benefit - Disability Scoop

Slow Going For Program Moving Residents Out Of Institutions - Disability Scoop

Slow Going For Program Moving Residents Out Of Institutions - Disability Scoop

Companies Value Disability Employment But Hiring Practices Fall Short, Survey Finds - Disability Scoop

Companies Value Disability Employment But Hiring Practices Fall Short, Survey Finds - Disability Scoop

Senators Propose Revised Restraint And Seclusion Bill - Disability Scoop

Senators Propose Revised Restraint And Seclusion Bill - Disability Scoop

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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west_des_moines

Resignation From SEAP

Sherri R. Tucker

I am formally resigning from the SEAP. I have given this much thought and deliberation. Each year I see more and more of the parent positions being taken by employees of the State and school districts. As the parent of three children that have been left behind I joined the group in hopes of making change. I go to IEP meetings all over the region and see more and more children being left behind and parents that are frustrated and hopeless. I felt that my position on this panel could make a difference. I now know that it can not.

Missouri ranks very high in the use of corporal punishment. There is new legislation being offered that would make that punishment legal for children with disabilities. I feel that Missouri is not meeting the needs of children with disabilities and I am going to use my time to fight for new legislation and reform. Missouri needs to be held accountable for what is happening to our children and that is going to be my new focus.

I have enjoyed being on the panel and I have received a great deal of information on how the system works. I appreciate the opportunity that I have been given to participate. I wish everyone good luck and hope that the panel will begin to look at the dysfunction in Missouri’s special education and find ways to make corrections. There are so many lives at risk and so many futures are being lost.

Sincerely,

Sherri R. Tucker

"It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home." Carl T. Rowan

Sherri R. Tucker
Cofounder MOAFAA (Missouri Advocates for Families Affected by Autism)
Cofounder Lee's Summit Autism Support Group
autism@kc.rr.com

Sebelius blasts Angle on health | rgj.com | The Reno Gazette-Journal

Sebelius blasts Angle on health rgj.com The Reno Gazette-Journal

Senate Candidate Under Fire Over Autism Insurance Remarks - Disability Scoop

Senate Candidate Under Fire Over Autism Insurance Remarks - Disability Scoop

Special Needs Parent Centers To Receive Millions From Feds - Disability Scoop

Special Needs Parent Centers To Receive Millions From Feds - Disability Scoop

Becoming Data Savvy About School Reform - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week

Becoming Data Savvy About School Reform - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week

Court Curbs U.S. Rule on Alternative Certification - The School Law Blog - Education Week

Court Curbs U.S. Rule on Alternative Certification - The School Law Blog - Education Week

Monday, September 20, 2010

http://www.komu.com/KOMU/d7e2017e-80ce-18b5-00fa-0004d8d229cb/f2145c67-80ce-18b5-0130-c3c26ceaea4c.html

http://www.komu.com/KOMU/d7e2017e-80ce-18b5-00fa-0004d8d229cb/f2145c67-80ce-18b5-0130-c3c26ceaea4c.html

Two Missouri High Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Honors - Kansas City infoZine News

Two Missouri High Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Honors - Kansas City infoZine News

Education leaders mull possible fixes | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

Education leaders mull possible fixes The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

Budget cuts hit the kids

Budget cuts hit the kids

Dad Loses His Cool, Threatens Students On Bus - ABC News

Dad Loses His Cool, Threatens Students On Bus - ABC News

Parents push to keep on sidelines Venice teacher Diana O'Neill, suspended for hitting a child | HeraldTribune.com

Parents push to keep on sidelines Venice teacher Diana O'Neill, suspended for hitting a child HeraldTribune.com

Venice teacher charged with beating students - WWSB ABC 7 Florida - Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, North Port, Siesta Key Breaking News, Weather, Sports and Traffic on the Suncoast |

Venice teacher charged with beating students - WWSB ABC 7 Florida - Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, North Port, Siesta Key Breaking News, Weather, Sports and Traffic on the Suncoast

Gondolier Sept 18, 2010

Gondolier Sept 18, 2010

O'Neill to Teach Again?

O'Neill to Teach Again?

Fighting a teacher's return

Fighting a teacher's return

Police charge teacher with breaking student's arm | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC

Police charge teacher with breaking student's arm Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC

State panel rejects Venice teacher's bid to return to class

State panel rejects Venice teacher's bid to return to class

www.WHEC.com - Another teen with autism hancuffed and arrested

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New York Counties Pull Teens & Young Adults from PA Center - AGE OF AUTISM

New York Counties Pull Teens & Young Adults from PA Center - AGE OF AUTISM

Missouri Updates Law With Seclusion and Restraint Policy

Missouri Updates Law With Seclusion and Restraint Policy

Test scores show improvement, but also failure « WingHaven Events

Test scores show improvement, but also failure « WingHaven Events

MAP Scores Show Statewide Improvement But More Schools Failed to Show Adequate Yearly Progress | Hermann News and New Haven News Online

MAP Scores Show Statewide Improvement But More Schools Failed to Show Adequate Yearly Progress Hermann News and New Haven News Online

Consortiums get $330 million to create new academic tests - KansasCity.com

Consortiums get $330 million to create new academic tests - KansasCity.com

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

ACT scores consistent for MO students, but data shows room for improvement (AUDIO)

ACT scores consistent for MO students, but data shows room for improvement (AUDIO)

R-7 performance results: room for improvement

R-7 performance results: room for improvement

Education Week: States Inch Ahead on Reporting Graduation Data

Education Week: States Inch Ahead on Reporting Graduation Data

Outcome Based American Education System | iSlaPent

Outcome Based American Education System iSlaPent

newspressnow.com | Teacher charged with assault

newspressnow.com Teacher charged with assault

Teacher Diana O'Neill, acquitted of abuse, now faces lawsuit | HeraldTribune.com

Teacher Diana O'Neill, acquitted of abuse, now faces lawsuit HeraldTribune.com

Suit against state over autism case is reinstated - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com#ixzz0xpc4QBUq#ixzz0xpc4QBUq

Suit against state over autism case is reinstated - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com#ixzz0xpc4QBUq#ixzz0xpc4QBUq

Monday, August 16, 2010

Unemployment Nears Record Levels Among People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Unemployment Nears Record Levels Among People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Restraint And Seclusion Bill Hits Bumpy Road On Path To Senate - Disability Scoop

Restraint And Seclusion Bill Hits Bumpy Road On Path To Senate - Disability Scoop

Brain Scan Could Simplify Autism Screening - Disability Scoop

Brain Scan Could Simplify Autism Screening - Disability Scoop

'I thought I was the only one': 3 kids, 3 years, nearly 100 school restraints | The Forecaster

'I thought I was the only one': 3 kids, 3 years, nearly 100 school restraints The Forecaster

Parent complaints about school principal bring action by superintendent. - St. Petersburg Times

Parent complaints about school principal bring action by superintendent. - St. Petersburg Times

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Missouri Law Will Not Allow Civil Suit Of Teachers Or Volunteers

Missouri Law States That Teachers Can't Be Held Civilly Liable For Abuse


INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WALLACE (Sponsor), FISHER (125), HUMMEL, FISCHER (107), SHIVELY, CUNNINGHAM, FLANIGAN, THOMSON, SMITH (150), NANCE, COX, RUZICKA, HODGES, SATER, SCAVUZZO, MUNZLINGER, YAEGER, WILSON (130), ROORDA, LAMPE, CORCORAN, SCHAD, HOSKINS (121), AULL, DIECKHAUS, PARSON, KINGERY, LAIR, WETER, McNARY, DUSENBERG, WILSON (119), SWINGER AND LOEHNER (Co-sponsors).

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1543

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

7. All school district personnel responsible for the care and supervision of students are authorized to hold every pupil strictly accountable for any disorderly conduct in school or on any property of the school, on any school bus going to or returning from school, during school-sponsored activities, or during intermission or recess periods.

8. Teachers and other authorized district personnel in public schools responsible for the care, supervision, and discipline of schoolchildren, including volunteers selected with reasonable care by the school district, shall not be civilly liable when acting in conformity with the established [policy of discipline] policies developed by each board [under this section], including but not limited to policies of student discipline or when reporting to his or her supervisor or other person as mandated by state law acts of school violence or threatened acts of school violence, within the course and scope of the duties of the teacher, authorized district personnel or volunteer, when such individual is acting in conformity with the established policies developed by the board. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a new cause of action against such school district, or to relieve the school district from liability for the negligent acts of such persons.

Missouri House of Representatives

Missouri House of Representatives

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Measuring Progress - Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney by Pete and Pam Wright

Measuring Progress - Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney by Pete and Pam Wright

Handcuffs? Bruises? Disability Rights Files Suit Against Wake County Schools

Handcuffs? Bruises? Disability Rights Files Suit Against Wake County Schools

Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Decision in Fitzgerald v. Barnstable, 555 U.S. __ (2009) - Parents Can Sue School Officials Under Discrimination Laws - Wrightslaw.com

Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Decision in Fitzgerald v. Barnstable, 555 U.S. __ (2009) - Parents Can Sue School Officials Under Discrimination Laws - Wrightslaw.com

Success Stories - How I Got Extended School Year (ESY) Services After the School Said "No!" - Wrightslaw

Success Stories - How I Got Extended School Year (ESY) Services After the School Said "No!" - Wrightslaw

ESY, Regression, and Responding to "Misinformation" from School Administrators by Sue Whitney - Wrightslaw

ESY, Regression, and Responding to "Misinformation" from School Administrators by Sue Whitney - Wrightslaw

Extended School Year Services (ESY) - Wrightslaw.com

Extended School Year Services (ESY) - Wrightslaw.com

Excessive Absences Should Trigger Child Find

Excessive Absences Should Trigger Child Find

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ask the Advocate: Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand? Perspectives & Power Struggles by Pat Howey - Wrightslaw

Ask the Advocate: Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand? Perspectives & Power Struggles by Pat Howey - Wrightslaw

Ask the Advocate: My Child is Being Evaluated - What Tests Should I Request? by Pat Howey - Wrightslaw.com

Ask the Advocate: My Child is Being Evaluated - What Tests Should I Request? by Pat Howey - Wrightslaw.com

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Ask the Advocate - Feeling Guilty About Asking For Services? Remember the Domino Effect by Pat Howey - Wrightslaw

Ask the Advocate - Feeling Guilty About Asking For Services? Remember the Domino Effect by Pat Howey - Wrightslaw

Advocacy - What You Need to Know Before You File a Complaint by Pat Howey, Advocate - Wrightslaw

Advocacy - What You Need to Know Before You File a Complaint by Pat Howey, Advocate - Wrightslaw

Ask the Advocate: Key Differences Between Section 504 and IDEA by Pat Howey

Ask the Advocate: Key Differences Between Section 504 and IDEA by Pat Howey

Parent Observations v. Student Privacy and Confidentiality by Pete Wright and Pam Wright - Wrightslaw.com

Parent Observations v. Student Privacy and Confidentiality by Pete Wright and Pam Wright - Wrightslaw.com

Education Week: Teacher Layoffs May Be Linked to Hiring Spree

Education Week: Teacher Layoffs May Be Linked to Hiring Spree