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a diary of a mom


Brooke on pajama day, soaring to new heights with Ms J

The other night, I went to a small group teach-in run by a Special Education attorney. I both love and hate things like that. I love them because I have found that there is no more powerful tool than information when advocating for my child. I hate them because, well, they can be pretty messy emotionally.

I learned some really important things. I learned that Massachusetts law very clearly states that “school districts must write an IEP and provide the special education (FAPE — free and appropriate public education) necessary to meet our children’s unique needs that result from autism spectrum disorder (academic & social / emotional needs).” (Parentheses theirs, Emphasis mine.)

It also says that “the IEP team must consider the academic, developmental, and functional needs of the child in developing the IEP.” (Emphasis theirs.)


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About royfmc

BS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University's McCormick College of Engineering MBA from DePaul University's Kellstadt's College of Business JD from DePaul University's College of Law
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