Did you know that HB 2283, which went into effect on July 1, 2011, requires all school districts to make full time transition services available to students with disabilities between the ages of 18 – 21?
Angela Jarvis-Holland, Michael Bailey, Alicia Delashmutt, and others presened for the Portland Public Schools’ Long Range Facilities group. You can check out the incredible and dynamic presentation for yourself!
Eleanor is thrilled to be earning her own money and lending her talents to a great company!
Unintended consequences can arise when we pursue purposive social action. These are consequences that we did not necessarily foresee, that are not the central goals of our action, and may be either positive or negative.
Did you know that a fully certified segregated special ed. class is not required to offer a single hour of general ed. content throughout a student’s time? Teachers and staff would not like everyone to be included because, frankly, it’s a hassle.
All of us have the legal right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. That means a real education that prepares us for a happy, full and independent life.
Like many school districts across the area, the Beaverton School District recently announced deep budget cuts, with the Special Education budget taking a disproportionate hit. There will be a Budget Committee Listening Session open to parents and community members this week.
Early Intervention Services in Oregon are vastly underfunded, and we need to let our legislators know how important these services are in our families' lives. Even if your child's days in Early Intervention are in the distant past, please consider taking a few moments to remember how important it was to your early days.
In the end it was just green grass and vast, empty buildings. The mass of humanity going about its business; the smell, the bedlam, the shrieks, the love and the drama of human life are gone.
I told my teacher that I had an announcement to make. She gave me the microphone and I said: “I have two things to say. First, I have Down syndrome and second, I am really scared that none of you will like me anymore.”