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Good news in the special education legal arena

A federal appeals court recently ruled that a lawsuit alleging that Hawaii schools “deliberately neglected the needs of two girls with autism during their formative years” could go forward.  The parents are seeking damages under the federal Rehabilitation Act due to “lost opportunity”—that the Hawaii Department of Education failed to provide appropriate special education when…

School Resource Officers and your child: preventing problems

Did you know that School Resource Officers (SROs) may know nothing whatsoever about your child with autism or even about autism?  Did you also know that your child with autism could be arrested at school and charged with assault?  Being proactive and connecting with the SRO at your child’s school could be vitally important for…

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Services Subcommittee will be having two meetings, as well as a public workshop, in the coming weeks and months. The first meeting will be a conference call held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET. For more information see:   The purpose of…

Survey about Moving into Adulthood

The Family Advocacy and Support Training (FAST), a project of the PACER Center in Minnesota, is currently conducting a study of the needs of youth with disabilities (12 – 22 years old) as they move into adulthood. Parents or primary caregivers are asked to complete this survey, which is also available in Spanish.  The purpose…

We Are A Coalition

Invitation to and instructions on The Coalition’s Advocacy Day & Popcorn Rally, June 1, 2010.

Monday, May 10, 2010: THE PLAN

Invitation and instructions for attending the May 10, 2010 legislative meeting on NC autism insurance coverage.

You Have Been Heard! …Now what?

Wow! Thank you everyone that took the time to contact the members of the Joint Study Committee for Autism and Public Safety. They have heard you loud and clear. At this time, we need to hold off the calls and emails to the committee members until the up coming session. If you ask me, that…

Residential Issues To Be Reviewed in the NC Legislature

The next meeting of the Joint Study Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and First Responders will be Thursday, April 15 at 1:30 pm, in Room 643 Legislative Office Building.  If you are not able to attend, you can listen to the proceedings; select Room 643 LOB.   The Committee will be…

Battle of Words & Numbers: Autism Insurance

The 2nd meeting – NC autism insurance coverage heats up.