Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Special Education Under Siege

By Andrew H. Hook, CELA Federal law stipulates that all children with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive setting possible. That’s a broad—and vague—directive. As a result, special ed procedures and services vary widely throughout the U.S., sometimes differing markedly throughout a single state. What remains consistent, though, […]

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Posted: February 27th, 2012 | 5 Comments »

A Few Thoughts about Special Needs Planning for Mental Illness

By R. Shawn Majette, Esq. Advance planning is essential in providing for the well-being of an individual with severe mental illness. The shifting presentation of its symptoms, however, demands an adjustable approach. While even a person with severe mental illness may usually be perfectly competent, modest changes in circumstances can rapidly cause a sharp and […]

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Posted: February 13th, 2012 | 1 Comment »