New regulations increase the amount you can be reimbursed for independent educational evaluations (IEEs). An IEE is a tool parents can use when they disagree with an evaluation the school district has conducted. They can request that a psychologist, therapist, or other provider outside – or independent from – the school district conduct their own […]
Families with Children who have Disabilities Now have Access to an Online Resource Directory in Spanish
Are you on the go but still want to be in the know? Take a look at these highlights for your guide to special education and disability news over the past few weeks.
We were recently honored to be named one of Zero Project’s 2018 Innovative Practice Award recipients. The Zero Project, based in Vienna, Austria, works to improve the lives of people with disabilities and create a world without barriers.
Back by popular demand! Take a look at these highlights to catch up on special education and disability news over the past few weeks.
The stress, emotion, and confusion that accompany a diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming. We are excited to share an article by Ricki Meyer, Exceptional Lives’ Director of Policy and Legal Operations, that discusses how our free resources can help parents and caregivers navigate the various disability systems and accompanying emotions upon receiving a diagnosis […]
The Respond, Innovate, Succeed Empower (“RISE”) Act is a piece of legislation that, if it becomes law, will make college more accessible for students with disabilities, especially those who have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia or ADHD.
My child is complex. I don’t mean only in terms of his physical or cognitive function. I mean in terms of his humanity. He is complex because he is a human and we are complex. We have moods, motivations and preferences that guide our behavior. We have family, friends, and community that affect our development. […]