Appropriate Education

The Therapist of My Student Recommends

Submitted by Tim Schwarz on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:00 PM

Clinicians who work with disabled children are often very willing to sit down with a family to discuss specific recommendations, not just for private therapies, but interventions that could be done during the school day. However, many of those recommendations are rejected or ignored at the IEP meeting. Often, the school district is not committing any legal wrong in doing so. This is a combination of two distinct legal factors.

GNETS Rule Change Proposal

Submitted by Tim Schwarz on Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:29 PM
As many of you may know, there is currently a lawsuit pending, filed by the US Department of Justice against the State of Georgia, alleging that the GNET program is discriminatory.  Although not precisely legally relevant, the Georgia Department of Education is in the preliminary stages of drafting a new state rule governing the GNET program and services. (For those interested, the proposed draft rule can be found here.)     Whatever their motivation, the Georgia DOE has asked for public input on the proposed draft rule. Below are the comments I just submitted:   Good afternoon.