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New CDC resource can help states and communities prevent youth violence

  • Julie Warshaw
  • June 14, 2017
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Bullying is a form of youth violence – and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources states and communities can use to stop it. Bullying is a serious public health problem. Bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death. In 2015, about 1 in 5 U.S. high … Continue reading “New CDC resource can help states and communities prevent youth violence”

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Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid

  • Julie Warshaw
  • March 22, 2017
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The following is a reproduced statement as to the critical need to save Medicaid from Trumpcare. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) jeopardizes healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable children: students with disabilities and students in poverty. Specifically, the AHCA reneges on Medicaid’s 50+ year commitment to provide America’s children with access to vital healthcare … Continue reading “Call Congress Immediately to Save Medicaid”

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Endrew F. Decision: 8-0 Decision for Parents

  • Julie Warshaw
  • March 22, 2017
  • 200 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a huge victory for parents in resetting the Rowley standard for the first time in more than 30 years. See decision–http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/endrew-f-v-douglas-county-school-district/. The Court ruled that schools to “meet its substantive obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a school must offer an “individualized education program” reasonably calculated to … Continue reading “Endrew F. Decision: 8-0 Decision for Parents”

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Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS–Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting

  • Julie Warshaw
  • February 23, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Education in January 2017, just released a very comprehensive guide to transition services. Download Postsecondary-transition-guide-2017-3. Transition planning is one of the most vital functions of having an IEP for all students. An IEP is not an ends in itself, it is a means to an ends–called adult life. Too often schools … Continue reading “Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS–Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting”

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Fry v. Napoleon Resounding Victory for Parents in Supreme Court

  • Julie Warshaw
  • February 22, 2017
  • 200 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a victorious ruling for parents in Fry v. Napoleon  Download Fry decision that will open up avenues of judicial enforcement of rights without the need for taking cases through due process first, and then seeking redress in court, provided that the issues presented are not redressable under IDEA. The … Continue reading “Fry v. Napoleon Resounding Victory for Parents in Supreme Court”

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Action Needed to Save ESSA in Senate Before February 17, 2017

  • Julie Warshaw
  • February 14, 2017
  • 200 Comments

Here is an urgent action alert from COPAA to save ESSA from repeal. ACT NOW – before February 17, 2017!  Tell the Senate to vote NO on Resolution to Rollback ESSA Accountability Regulations this week! ISSUE:  Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with broad bipartisan support in late 2015. Implementation is not yet … Continue reading “Action Needed to Save ESSA in Senate Before February 17, 2017”

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Judge Gorsuch No Friend of Special Education Students

  • Julie Warshaw
  • February 14, 2017
  • 200 Comments

Judge Gorsuch has served for the last 10 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.  In this capacity, Judge Gorsuch has heard several cases related to special education and disability, which has enabled those who have analyzed both his concurring and issued opinions to determine how he might rule on … Continue reading “Judge Gorsuch No Friend of Special Education Students”

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DeVos Voted In, But the Fight Goes On

  • Julie Warshaw
  • February 7, 2017
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Here is a statement just issued from COPAA on the vote for Betsey DeVos. Today, in response to the U.S. Senate’s vote on the nomination of Elisabeth ‘Betsy’ DeVos as Secretary of Education, Denise Marshall, executive director for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) issued the following statement: “Today is a troubling day … Continue reading “DeVos Voted In, But the Fight Goes On”

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Bullying Knows No Boundaries – Lessons Learned from the UK

  • Julie Warshaw
  • January 26, 2017
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According to the UK survey, people who perpetrate bullying are more likely to have experienced traumatic or stressful situations.   The impact of bullying behavior is not confined to geographic boundaries. Negative impacts and lessons learned can be found across the world, not just in the United States. To share the work being done outside … Continue reading “Bullying Knows No Boundaries – Lessons Learned from the UK”

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Protecting Youth from Bullying: The Role of the Pediatrician

  • Julie Warshaw
  • January 17, 2017
  • 200 Comments

Pediatrician examining child   Pediatric health care providers are an important, front line, family-trusted group that can not only detect the warning signs of victimization, but are also in a position to advise parents and advocate for their patients. It is important for health care providers to be prepared to screen and counsel children for … Continue reading “Protecting Youth from Bullying: The Role of the Pediatrician”

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