Pre-Determination

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This is the latest topic as a very important OAH case was recently decided. In that case the district was found to pre-determine placement for a student at an NPS that the IEP team did not agree was appropriate. Predetermination … Continued

Another School Year Starts

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Yet another school year is starting. This can be exciting and nail biting at the same moment. For many of my clients the fun of going back to school is really the dread of going back to something that changes … Continued

Summer 2022

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Wishing everyone a wonderful, restful summer! I started mine with a trip to Montana for a dude ranch and Yellowstone. The day we were to head home the floods closed the roads, we moved fallen trees to get out of … Continued

Goodbye 2021 Hello 2022

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Happy Holidays! I’m hoping everyone gets an opportunity to reflect a bit after a year of yet more changes. We are back to in person learning but I’m seeing a lot of push back in understanding the magnitude of the … Continued

Fall is Here….

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Fall is here. How is the school year going for you? I think that everyone was waiting to see what the return to a “normal” year would look like. It’s not normal, though. We are still struggling with a pandemic … Continued

Summer 2021

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It’s summer time…. I’m hoping everyone is having a nice relaxing time off and getting ready for a more “normal” school year. As districts debate whether or not students need to wear masks indoors, I hope that your daily concern … Continued

Autism Acceptance, not Awareness

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Annie states it better than I, this appeared in the 4/18/21 SD Union Tribune Celebrate, don’t solve autism spectrum disorderBy Annie RenasA pril is Autism Awareness Month. My celebration has been different this year, and yours should be, too.The earliest … Continued

Almost Summer!

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It’s mid April. Spring Breaks are over, we are looking at a finish line for an incredible school year. A few districts are going back to in person for the last 8 weeks of school. Many students opted to stay … Continued

Spring is Around the Corner!

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As we are getting close to the one year mark of school closures, I thought I would look for something hopeful to write about. We are looking at possible school re-openings (for those not already hybrid or opened) by April. … Continued