25 community organizations jointly call on Virginia legislators to oppose a school discipline bill that will disproportionately harm students with disabilities without making schools any safer.
The Top 10 Completely Wrong Things Schools have said about IEPs
It is rather amazing how much schools get wrong about IEPs and special education requirements.
Virginia Settlement Affirms Right to Peer Masking
The Commonwealth of Virginia settled a lawsuit with 12 disabled students, affirming that peer masking in Virginia public schools is a reasonable modification for students whose disabilities put them at severe risk if they contract COVID-19.
Students with Epilepsy have Rights at School.
Schools must provide students with seizure disorders the support they need to safety attend school, learn and fully access their school environment.
Virginia Parents – Know Your Special Education Consent Rights
Virginia parents of students with disabilities need to know that they have important parental consent rights as they proceed through the special education process.
New Virginia Law for Seizure Management in Schools
On July 1, 2022, a new law became effective in Virginia regarding seizure management and seizure action plans in schools. The new law provides important new protections for students with seizure disorders.
Training for School Staff
Under the IDEA and state and federal regulations, training for school staff can be written into IEPs.
Special Education Dispute Resolution in Virginia
If a parent cannot resolve a disagreement with the school division about their child's special education eligibility...
Virginia Schools Now Required to Keep Stock Inhalers on Hand
Under a new state law, all public schools in Virginia are now required to keep stock albuterol inhalers and spacers on...
Parents in Virginia Now Have Right to IEP Draft Before the IEP Meeting
Virginia has added a new parent right to its Special Education Regulations: "If the local educational agency [LEA =...