#MissionMonday "Continued authorization and growth of specialized charter schools requires care and precision given the potential unintended consequences, which could include: limiting choices for students, driving students into unnecessarily restrictive settings, and decreasing accountability and expectations." - Executive Director, Lauren Morando Rhim. Link to blog in bio
In West Ottawa, many students in #specialeducation used 2 not go 1 school dances and games. That’s changed as students in general ed and special ed socialize both inside and outside of school through the Links program #FridayFave Link in bio to Holland Sentinel coverage.
#WednesdayWatch “The lawsuit alleges that Hawaii DOE personnel fail to acknowledge professional autism diagnoses when assessing a student’s IEP, ignore parents’ requests for such services and allow unqualified staff to determine whether ABA should be included in an IEP.” Link in bio to Civil Beat coverage.
#EquityCoalition member, Shannon Hodge discusses how @kingsmanacademy intentionally puts #studentswithdisabilities at the forefront of their model and how the #PrinciplesofEquitableSchools deepens their commitment to equity. #specialeducation #inclusion Link in bio to Ed Post blog.
"The challenge before us is to ensure the programmatic innovation and excellence that the best #specializedschools provide - in traditional public and #charterschools -exists without having specialized schools become the default or only option for #studentswithdisabilities." - Executive Director, Lauren Morando Rhim. Link in bio to blog.
We partnered with the @nevadaready to improve services for #studentswithdisabilities across the state. Read our Fall Newsletter (link in bio) to learn more about our work with Nevada authorizers and its #specialeducators #MissionMonday #Bestof2018 #specialeducation
#FridayFave Diagnosed with #autism as a child, he was told it was unlikely he would ever speak and walk, never mind play sports. His mother never doubted her son would succeed even when evaluators set low expectations. #highexpecations #inclusion Link in bio to NBC News coverage.