Applied Behavior Analysis

We recently welcomed Rachel Avner Torrance of Accessing Abilities Behavioral and Educational Consulting to our Cleveland office to discuss Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a small group of parents.  She spoke to us about the importance of a proper and thorough functional behavioral assessment in developing a positive behavior plan.  Here are some of our […]

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Waiver 101

If you’re in the disability-world, you’ve probably heard rumblings about waivers or the new waiver waiting list.  But what exactly is a waiver and how could a waiver help your family?  Here’s a quick overview. Waivers are administered through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and county Boards of Developmental Disabilities. In order to […]

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No Double Dipping

Our Special Education Advocate, Mary Jo O’Neill, recently spoke to a great group of parents from Lev Miriam Bikur Cholim of Cleveland to answer some of their questions about the special education process.  There were a lot of questions about how the EdChoice scholarship works with special education, so I thought it was a topic […]

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Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are approaching. What if you just had an IEP team meeting, and you’ve said all you had to say?  You should STILL go to the conferences!  Don’t miss this opportunity to be face-to-face with your child’s teachers.  It’s a much different environment than an IEP team meeting.  At parent-teacher conferences, it’s just that […]

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Now Serving: Special Education Alphabet Soup

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to change into beautiful bold fall colors.  It’s a great time to put on those sweaters, relax by the fire, and maybe sit down to a nice warm bowl of soup.  Today Hickman & Lowder is happy to serve you some Alphabet Soup!

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Oregon Class Action Lawsuit Defends Right to Full Day of School for Children with Disabilities

Special Ed Q&A: Transportation

Question:  What is the school’s obligation to transport my child if we take the Jon Peterson or Autism scholarships? Answer:  There’s no obligation on the part of the public school district to provide transportation just because your child has a disability.  But, you can use the scholarship funds to pay for private transportation if the […]

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