Posts Tagged ‘Education’

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    All Our Students – Every Child Deserves to Learn

    Dec 1, 17 • 590 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    All Our Students Every Child Deserves to Learn By Aaron Blackwelder According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control (2012), about 1 in 68 children are identified on the Autism Spectrum. In the same study, it was estimated that boys are 4.5 more...

  • Before and After School Activities – Special Education Law

    Dec 1, 17 • 954 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Before and After School Activities What supports must a school provide? by Diane Wiscarson and Kelsey Coulter, Attorneys at Wiscarson Law After-school clubs, sports teams, carnivals, dances, and other non-academic activities are often a fun reprieve for...

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    That Great New Library Card Smell

    Jul 12, 17 • 743 Views • NewsroomComments Off on That Great New Library Card Smell

    That Great New Library Card Smell! – By Kay Richardson –   Is there anything like that smell? – It was library day for grandson Hunter and me. We try to (and usually do) go to the library every other Wednesday. Our outstanding central...

  • Passion Projects

    Jul 5, 17 • 901 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Passion Projects

    Passion Projects – How to Engage Your Child This Summer By Aaron Blackwelder   As school begins to wind down, my wife and I (like many parents) scramble to figure out how to keep our boys engaged in learning over summer rather than allow them to...

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    Transportation and Special Education Students

    Jun 30, 17 • 965 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Transportation and Special Education Students

    Transportation and Special Education Students   What rights do students have?  By Diane Wiscarson, Attorney at Law  – School transportation is frequently a source of confusion, and even frustration, for students with Individual Education Programs...

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    Autism Service Animals – Required in the IEP? NOT!

    Apr 24, 17 • 980 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Autism Service Animals – Required in the IEP? NOT!

    Autism Service Animals – Required in the IEP? NOT! Which law applies? ADA or IDEA? By Diane Wiscarson, Esq. Service animals, usually dogs, can provide excellent support for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other disabilities. Service animals...

  • From Surviving to Thriving with Jonathan Chase

    Dec 15, 16 • 1271 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on From Surviving to Thriving with Jonathan Chase

    From Surviving to Thriving by Karen Krejcha –  Jonathan Chase is well-known and respected in the Portland metro area for being an advocate, educational consultant and mentor to youth and young adults on the autism spectrum. A bit of a Renaissance man,...

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    Bridging the Gap to Help Teachers Get to Know Your Child

    Sep 25, 16 • 1094 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Bridging the Gap to Help Teachers Get to Know Your Child

    by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – As the start to the new school year approaches, those familiar feelings begin to creep up.  For parents of children on the autism spectrum, there are mixed feelings of fear, anxiety, dread, excitement, and hope.  If the...