The Not So Neutral Effect of the End of Net Neutrality On Our Schools

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

The current round of tax "overhaul" legislation and repeal of net neutrality rules will have wide ranging and mostly negative effective on students with disabilities. This blog is the first in a series of blogs on the effects of these legal changes on students and others with disabilities. On December 14, 2017,...

Mental Illness and Gun Violence--A False Fallacy

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Mass shootings keep happening. Mental illness is the easy answer but not the cause.  Almost monthly we read about horrific shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, or small towns in Texas and California.  The subsequent finger pointing continues as to why these shocking killings keep occurring.  Whether...

A is for Artist, B is for Belief by Lori Miller Fox

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Milestones; what are they? We hear about them from the moment our children are diagnosed, for some, born. For most of us, they're not even mile"stones"; they're pebbles, fragments, grains of sand, achievements so small, so tiny, so minuscule that only we notice them. And we keep them to ourselves, afraid some...

Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Hurricanes hit the most vulnerable the hardest and that applies without a doubt to people with disabilities. The death of Benilda Caixeta, of New Orleans tragically underscores this point.  Ms. Caixeta was found drowned in her apartment, next to her wheelchair, despite her repeated calls to 911 pleading for...

Gender Identity and Special Needs

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school policies with regards to gender identify into flux. The February 22, 2017...