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.

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."

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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




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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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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