FRISCO, TEXAS—Special needs attorney Julie Weatherly reviewed some common areas of confusion related to school bus services for students with disabilities and clarified issues relating to FAPE.
FRISCO, TEXAS — The 2018 TSD Conference opened on Friday with several hands-on training sessions for transporters of students with disabilities and preschoolers for regular attendees and roadeo participants.
The Individuals with Disabilities Act prescribes that students in special education programs who utilize school bus service as part of their Individualized Education Program should receive similar transportation as their nondisabled peers. But in reality, that’s not always the case.
With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) to avoid confusion when applying them for Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
We've all been there. We make a suggestion that we're certain will make things better. Instead of being greeted with support or acceptance we're met with waffling, or worse yet, resistance. Whether it's stated or not, the message is clear – "Please move on to other issues." Frequently it sounds something like this: "Thank you for your suggestion. We'll take it under consideration."
I did it again. I said the words "If I can help. . ." without thinking through the implications.
Here are some facts about why it can be a complex matter to manage food allergy exposures, based on my personal experiences managing food encounters for my nut-allergic preschooler.