Category: Special Education

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Poolesville ES Rocks!

Poolesville Elementary School is amazing. Earier this year when a happy little 5th grader fell seriousy ill and was left unable to attend class, Poolesville’s PTA came to the rescue. The PTA helped the...

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MCPS special education cases: Ultimately, it's the child who suffers

Washington Post columnist Jay Matthews dedicated his Sunday column to Seth, a 9-year-old boy in Montgomery County Public Schools. Seth is a special education student, and as is the case with too many families this office has helped over the years, Seth’s parents have been in a knock-down, drag-out fight with the school system over how best to address Seth’s numerous and varied needs.

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9-year-old child with autism injured, handcuffed and arrested at school

Roger Parker, Jr., a 9-year-old child with autism, was arrested by police at his Quincy, Illinois, school after he had a “meltdown” during class. School officials at Baldwin South Intermediate School called the police to calm down the little boy after he was escorted from the classroom to a special area.