Seven Lessons from Archdiocese Criminal Prosecution Friday, 26 June 2015 03:17
Suing Colorado DHS for Endangering Children Friday, 05 June 2015 04:50
Balancing Employer and Employee Religious Rights Wednesday, 03 June 2015 18:53
Talking about Church Discipline — Nine Points to Consider Monday, 25 May 2015 15:33
What Do I Do if Someone Files a False Report of Child Abuse? Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:26
Tax-Free Savings for Persons with Disabilities Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00
Wouldn't it be great to have a tax-free savings plan for a person with disabilities? This may be coming soon to a state near you (not quite yet to Colorado). Congress has passed a law allowing Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts, which are tax-free accounts for individuals with disabilities, to which other people can make contributions. A friend of mine, Constance Smith, has written about this here.
Update in June 2015: Ms. Smith adds that these accounts are now available in Colorado, here.
Two Videos that Show Inclusion in Private Christian Schools Monday, 23 March 2015 01:07
Inclusion in school of children with severe special needs can be a challenge. Private schools are not legally required to offer special education services, but some do. The first of these videos, called "Including Isaac," is about a Christian academy and its journey with Isaac, who has spinal muscular atrophy. The second video, "Patrick's Inclusion Journey," is about including a child with Down Syndrome at a Catholic school. Patrick's story is included on the website for the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion.
Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Groups Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:31
Flow Chart on Special Education Discipline Friday, 20 February 2015 01:42
Can an Attorney or Parent Advocate Add Value in a Special Education Dispute? Monday, 12 January 2015 20:18
Often, parents come talk to us about their special education matter and end up deciding that it costs too much to hire an attorney. Often, we talk to parents in situations where a child's education has been wrecked for years, often beyond repair. We wish we could have helped them sooner. This raises questions. When do you need an attorney or parent advocate? When would an attorney add value to your child's life that outweighs the cost?