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Friday, March 24, 2017




This week in USAAA WeeklyNews

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- ALERT! Supreme Court Decision: Endrew v. Douglas Co. Goal - Full Inclusion
- Teachers, Principals, Paraprofessionals - Discrimination: Section 504 and ADA AA, plus Guidance in recognizing, redressing, and preventing racial discrimination in special education
- Texas can’t improve special education without data
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USAAA Bookstore - 32 books featured


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ALERT! Supreme Court Decision: Endrew v. Douglas Co. Goal - Full Inclusion

from Wrightslaw.com

What a great day! On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued another unanimous ruling in favor of children with special needs and their parents. The Court emphasized that full inclusion is the primary standard, with the "child progressing smoothly through the regular curriculum."
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Read Pete Wright’s analysis of the Supreme Court decision in Endrew v. Douglas County.

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Teachers, Principals, Paraprofessionals - Discrimination: Section 504 and ADA AA, plus Guidance in recognizing, redressing, and preventing racial discrimination in special education

Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal access to an education. The child may receive accommodations and modifications.

New! December 2016 The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to assist States, districts, and schools (including magnet and charter schools), issued Guidance in recognizing, redressing, and preventing racial discrimination in special education in violation of the Federal civil rights laws.
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Texas can’t improve special education without data

commentary by By Carl & Suzanne Shepherd, tribtalk.org

A child's academic progress is every parent's concern; tracking that progress is a fundamental responsibility of our schools. Good educational data and metrics, with evidence-based instruction, can change the outcome of a child’s life.
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USAAA Bookstore - 32 books featured

The US Autism & Asperger Association online bookstore is a collection of books from individuals who have presented at USAAA conferences as well as a few other recommended books and DVD's/CDs by our advisory board.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to US Autism & Asperger Association whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. When you are on Amazon Smile, all your purchases benefit US Autism & Asperger Association. Make sure you designate us as your charitable organization.
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"Our goal should be to help persons with autism understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life".
- Stephen M. Shore, EdD (USAAA Advisory Board Member)

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