Category Archives: Least Restrictive Environment

19. They Called me … The Kid

I was beginning to become recognized as a resource for all parents of children with disabilities.  In my interactions with parents I learned about a wide variety of disabilities and how they impacted children’s access to an education.   ( Specific … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Charter School, Disability, IEPs, Inclusion, Least Restrictive Environment, Parent Involvement, Procedural Safeguards, Public School, Special Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

18. Persistence, Interpretation and Acronyms!

I had made some changes in policy and services in my community applying things I had read and learned from others.  My son had settled in and all the other children with hearing impairments had been placed in age and grade … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Behavior Plan, Deafness, Disability, Emotion, IEPs, Inclusion, Least Restrictive Environment, Parent Involvement, Public School, Special Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

17. Reflections of the ESE Policeman!

I soon realized that we as parents had no established vehicle to participate in the decision making process on a district t or even site based level. I read about the passage of Goals 2000.  (GOALS 2000 – Educate America) … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Emotion, Evaluation, Inclusion, Least Restrictive Environment, OCR Complaint, Parent Involvement, Procedural Safeguards, Public School, Special Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

16. OCR Investigation Is Complete. Back to The Neighborhood School!

The day finally arrived when I went to the mailbox and peered inside to find a fat letter with a return address from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in Atlanta, Georgia.  I opened it and began to read.  OCR … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Deafness, Disability, Emotion, IEPs, Inclusion, Least Restrictive Environment, OCR Complaint, Parent Involvement, Public School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment