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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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Disabled Voters are Enfranchised Voters

Monday, 15 October 2018 11:49

voteWe are excited to share a short, 30-second video created to help empower voters with disabilities.  It was produced for Ohioans with disabilities by All Voting is Local with help from Milestones Autism Resources.  (I’m honored to be one of the Board Members of Milestones!)

 

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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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