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Ground-Breaking Settlement for Ohio Special Education Students!

Friday, 09 November 2018 09:03

gavelOn November 8, 2018, the news broke that disability advocates reached a settlement in the long-running Doe case against the State of Ohio.  While the settlement is still subject to court approval, it requires special efforts by the state for students with disabilities to improve test scores and rates of inclusion in 11 school districts.  It aims to improve academic outcomes and reduce segregation.

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Understanding Your Child's Grades

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 12:37

Report Card On FridgeOnly YOU understand your child and appreciate him/her as a whole learner.  Parents are living through their child’s deficits, not only in school, but at home.  One aspect that has changed the educational experience at home for families is the report cards.  From the format, to the timing, to how the earned grades are delivered to parents, it is incredibly different today. 

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Special Education News

Monday, 15 October 2018 10:20

MJOThe Special Education Team of Hickman & Lowder welcomes Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O’Neill, M.Ed., as its newest member.  Mary Jo will be working with the team to develop more cost effective and efficient service packages to help parents navigate the complexities of IDEA.

 

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List of Ohio Schools Investigated for Civil Rights Violations Now Available Online

Monday, 12 February 2018 15:44

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Many of our clients who are unhappy with their school district ask us to recommend a “good” school district. This is a really tough question to answer because it really comes down to the type of disability the child has (some districts are better with Autism, others with anxiety) and the people--from administration to the child’s intervention specialist or aide. As we all know, staff changes frequently and can’t be the basis for something as big as a home purchase. However, there are some ways to investigate and compare districts,

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