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What do you need to do before, during, and after the IEP meeting? These are some ideas in check-list form. If you don't understand an item, just email me, and I'll send you additional information.  49k v. 2 Dec 11, 2012, 8:31 AM Diane Willcutts
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General information about special education, prepared as part of a presentation on strategies and scripts for productive school meetings.  251k v. 4 Aug 22, 2011, 6:56 PM Diane Willcutts
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Students in special education are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students with disabilities who do not qualify for special education may be protected by the ADA and/or Section 504. This document compares the three laws and delineates which rights apply to each. Yes, there is some overlap.  129k v. 2 Sep 1, 2011, 5:24 AM Diane Willcutts
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Letter from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights addressing whether a student with a life-threatening peanut allergy should have a 504 plan.   6564k v. 2 Feb 10, 2012, 11:27 AM Diane Willcutts
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A letter from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that says, "It remains the Department's position that 'educational performance' as used in the IDEA and implementing regulations is not limited to academic performance."  777k v. 1 Apr 28, 2013, 2:13 PM Diane Willcutts
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Diane's presentation to Bay Path College students regarding advocacy and the impact of BCBA ethical standards on families.  210k v. 4 Apr 16, 2012, 10:34 AM Diane Willcutts
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Example, hearing decision.   195k v. 2 Aug 22, 2011, 6:08 PM Diane Willcutts
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Hearing decision determining FAPE and ordering reimbursement for child's program at non-special ed. school.  1050k v. 3 May 15, 2012, 9:57 AM Diane Willcutts
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Example, hearing decision.  421k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 6:08 PM Diane Willcutts
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2011 hearing information compiled from the state website, listing District, hearing officer, attorney names, summary of decision, etc.   96k v. 2 Dec 11, 2012, 8:33 AM Diane Willcutts
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Example, hearing decision.  383k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 6:08 PM Diane Willcutts
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Bios of Connecticut's hearing officers, as of September 1, 2011.   105k v. 4 Sep 1, 2011, 5:30 AM Diane Willcutts
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2007-2010 hearing information compiled from the state website, listing district, hearing officer, attorney names, summary of decision, etc.   127k v. 2 Dec 11, 2012, 8:34 AM Diane Willcutts
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The Bureau's analysis and response to the public comments regarding the state special education regulations. This document was received on 9/7/2011. The regulations have subsequently been revised and passed, but the information can be useful to share with districts to clarify misunderstandings about the current regulations.   519k v. 3 Aug 13, 2015, 12:25 PM Diane Willcutts
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Connecticut's Procedural Safeguards. These cover Independent Educational Evaluations, Prior Written Notice (information the school needs to provide when refusing a parent request), due process, and more.  391k v. 2 Oct 11, 2011, 7:40 AM Diane Willcutts
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These are the current special education regulations, which went into effect on 7/1/2013.  6880k v. 2 Sep 2, 2013, 7:15 PM Diane Willcutts
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OSEP's letter to Clarke clarifies that "educational performance" is not limited to academics.  777k v. 4 Apr 29, 2011, 8:02 PM Diane Willcutts
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A model incident report (seclusion) from the Connecticut Bureau of Special Education website.  84k v. 2 Jan 30, 2012, 1:13 PM Diane Willcutts
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OCR's 1/27/2012 letter stating that the complaint has been opened and OCR will investigate claims against Middletown.  325k v. 3 Jan 30, 2012, 1:14 PM Diane Willcutts
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Policy guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, describing 15 principals guiding use of restraint and seclusion.   1289k v. 3 Aug 13, 2015, 12:26 PM Diane Willcutts
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Connecticut's Framework for RTI (Response to Intervention). Which Connecticut now calls SRBI (Scientific Research-Based Intervention). Very detailed.  5012k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 6:54 PM Diane Willcutts
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The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs responds to reports that Districts are using RTI (SRBI) to delay special education evaluations.  1061k v. 2 Feb 2, 2011, 8:46 AM Diane Willcutts
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Introduction to Scientific Research-Based Intervention (SRBI)  62k v. 2 Feb 2, 2011, 8:36 AM Diane Willcutts
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  60k v. 2 Apr 16, 2012, 10:35 AM Diane Willcutts
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OSEP's Letter to Anonymous explains that gifted students with disabilities may still qualify for special education.  58k v. 5 Apr 16, 2012, 10:37 AM Diane Willcutts
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