Maneuvers: Planning Before You Complain

There are no Perry Mason moments in special education complaints.
Boxer waiting for food

by Brice Palmer
Boxer waiting for foodJoie de vivre (Joy of Life) with a side order of ugh.

First, my apologies for the delay of this article. The last few weeks have given me a roller coaster ride of ups and downs in the emotional sense.

Case Analysis: You don't have to be a lawyer to learn to think like one!

Thinking like a lawyer

Thinking like a lawyerA Conversation with Brice Palmer

What Does "Appropriate" Really Mean?

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What Does "Appropriate" Really Mean?

Words have Meaning: Respectful Adoption & Person First Language

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adoptionWords Have Meaning

I first learned about the use of Respectful Adoption Language (RAL) from Patricia Irwin Johnston more than twenty years ago. RAL refers to attribution of “maximum respect, dignity responsibility and objectivity when working and communicating about adoption. The term was introduced originally by a social worker named Marietta Spencer.

Advocacy: Parental Rights

Read the article on parental rights and come to the July 1 Webinar to discuss itPlease register for Advocacy: Parental Participation (and Rights) on Jul 1, 2015 7:30 PM EDT at: 

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Advocacy: Parental Participation

Advocacy special education - Asian girl walking to schoolParental participation.

By Brice Palmer

Is it a right?

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IEP'sWebinar: Are Like a Box of Chocolates - You Never Know What You're Gonna Get

Advocacy: IEP's, A Box of Chocolates: "You never know what you're gonna get."

Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.

“My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

Forrest Gump:

Isn’t the “You never know what you’re gonna get” feeling what you have when you finish the annual review, go through several draft versions, and the district gives you the final IEP—and asks you to approve it?

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