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.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Death at School: Parents Protest Dangerous Discipline for Autistic, Disabled Kids - ABC News

Death at School: Parents Protest Dangerous Discipline for Autistic, Disabled Kids - ABC News

Death at School: Child Restraints Spark Controversy | Video - ABC News

Death at School: Child Restraints Spark Controversy | Video - ABC News

Congress slams NIH, CDC reps for evading vaccine/autism evidence

Congress slams NIH, CDC reps for evading vaccine/autism evidence

Feds Accuse City Of Barring Group Homes - Disability Scoop

Feds Accuse City Of Barring Group Homes - Disability Scoop

Twice Exceptional Children (2e) - Wrightslaw

Twice Exceptional Children (2e) - Wrightslaw

Eligibility for Special Ed: Grades, IQ Scores, Evaluations

Eligibility for Special Ed: Grades, IQ Scores, Evaluations

Lawmakers Look into Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism | C-SPAN

Lawmakers Look into Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism | C-SPAN

Murder victim's foster brother speaks out - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Murder victim's foster brother speaks out - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Section 504 - Civil Rights Law, Protection from Discrimination - Wrightslaw

Section 504 - Civil Rights Law, Protection from Discrimination - Wrightslaw

Office of Civil Rights sends Resolution/Closure Letter in 'life threatening" Peanut Allergy case. Gloucester County, VA argued to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that a child with a life-threatening peanut allergy was not a child with a disability and therefore not entitled to either an IEP or a 504 plan. With complaints, OCR normally looks at the "process requirements of Section 504" and not the substance of "individual placement and other educational decisions made by a school division." However, in "extraordinary circumstances" OCR will review placement and "other educational decisions."

IDEA and Kids with Special Dietary Needs

IDEA and Kids with Special Dietary Needs

When a School Refuses to Protect a Child with Life-threatening Allergies …

When a School Refuses to Protect a Child with Life-threatening Allergies …

Crisis Management, Step-by-Step - Wrightslaw

Crisis Management, Step-by-Step - Wrightslaw

Monday, November 12, 2012

Queen Creek football players stand up for bullied special-needs student | azfamily.com Phoenix

Queen Creek football players stand up for bullied special-needs student | azfamily.com Phoenix

Support For Many Autism Interventions Lacking - Disability Scoop

Support For Many Autism Interventions Lacking - Disability Scoop

Autism, Developmental Disorders 'Major Epidemics' - Disability Scoop

Autism, Developmental Disorders 'Major Epidemics' - Disability Scoop

Topsham parents seek permission to record nonverbal son's school day | Sun Journal

Topsham parents seek permission to record nonverbal son's school day | Sun Journal

Video: School bus worker chokes autistic boy - Schools - MiamiHerald.com

Video: School bus worker chokes autistic boy - Schools - MiamiHerald.com

Parents of special-needs student question school's supervision - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Parents of special-needs student question school's supervision - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

'Scream rooms' to be featured on national TV - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT

'Scream rooms' to be featured on national TV - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT

Springfield Non-Profit Loses State Contract After "Billing Irregularities"

Springfield Non-Profit Loses State Contract After "Billing Irregularities"

Monday, November 5, 2012

Temporary teacher charged with smooshing shoe in autistic boy's face

Temporary teacher charged with smooshing shoe in autistic boy's face

Autistic Hoya: Protesting Autism Speaks

Autistic Hoya: Protesting Autism Speaks

Cameras In Classrooms? Bring It On! | Psychology Today

Cameras In Classrooms? Bring It On! | Psychology Today

Carlton Palms abuse complaints: Complaints show history of abuse at Lake facility for developmentally disabled people - OrlandoSentinel.com

Carlton Palms abuse complaints: Complaints show history of abuse at Lake facility for developmentally disabled people - OrlandoSentinel.com

Hillsborough bus driver charged with pushing girl, 8, off bus | TBO.com

Hillsborough bus driver charged with pushing girl, 8, off bus | TBO.com

His name is Bill - and he is fighting against seclusion and restraint - Children's Mental Health Network

His name is Bill - and he is fighting against seclusion and restraint - Children's Mental Health Network

Booklet Shows Dangers of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools | WUKY

Booklet Shows Dangers of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools | WUKY

Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys develop autism symptoms after obtaining doses of popular vaccines

Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys develop autism symptoms after obtaining doses of popular vaccines