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.
Category: Special Education
The crowd in the stands at the Kansas City, Missouri, high school cheered on 19-year-old Allyssa Brubeck as she took the top prize on the field during the ceremony. The crowning was a first for Park Hill South as Allyssa is the first teen with Down syndrome to win the top prize.
There’s no denying that there’s a shortage of legal assistance when it comes to matters concerning children with disabilities. But where does this shortage stem from? Even with special education law being one of the fastest growing fields, there are still very few law schools that offer courses on the subject.
Abandoning a jury-rigged evaluation system based off new, potentially esoteric criteria and adopting a measurement system based on the IEP has an added benefit: it ties teacher success to student success. The new requirements would serve as a bolster to existing special education-related laws and regulations. The end result would be an increased likelihood of student success.