Preconceptions of Autism
I was nervous before my interview. Up until this point, my interactions with people with autism have been among either children in a treatment setting or the speakers in an academic setting.
When Casey Reilly first walks up, one of the first things he says is “I’m sarcastic and I have a weird…
ahead of the curve
A2Z EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATES REPRESENTS DISABLED CHILDREN UNDER-SERVED BY THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
By Renee Flannery
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
PACIFIC PALISADES — Jane DuBovy spent 25 years practicing bankruptcy law before making a switch to educational advocacy.
“Always one step ahead of the curve,” DuBovy said, characterizing her irregular career moves. She received her master’s degree…
Letters from various districts and SELPAs are being generated which are generic, meaning not specifically addressed to each Parent, with the intent of misleading Parents into believing that the District is not responsible for providing the services that are listed in their child’s IEP.
The law has NOT changed and Districts are still required to meet…
Many of my clients have been members of a regional center when they were young but once they started school Parents have allowed their eligibility to lapse. Also, Regional Centers represent to Parents that services are provided from the local school district once the child turns 3 years of age. It’s true that the regional…
Once again this year members of A2Z participated as instructors in the Student Rights Initiative (SRI) at the 19th Annual COPAA Conference in Dallas, Texas. The students that participated in SRI learned about their rights under the law, how to participate and advocate for their needs at an IEP and how to lead a student-directed IEP meeting.
Students heard from…