Dear Colleague: Your Obligations for Behavior Supports under IDEA

The 16-page Dear Colleague letter from the US Department of Education on August 1, 2016, served as a reminder that “Under the IDEA, the primary vehicle for providing FAPE is through an appropriately developed individualized education program (IEP) that is based on the individual needs of the child. … In the case of a child

Addressing Behavior Issues With an IEP

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are used to address educational needs for students with disabilities.  Educational needs can be academic or social, as both classroom and non-classroom behavior have a large effect on academic performance. In the Blog Talk Radio show “Your Special Education Rights with Jen and Julie,” special education advocate and parent Julie Swanson