Tagged: Anoosha Rouhanian
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.
On October 17, 2009, Tyler Long, a 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, committed suicide as a result of the pervasive bullying he faced each and every day at school. Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled in favor of Tyler’s school district in a suit brought by Tyler’s parents.
Bullying is a serious issue and has been gaining more and more attention nation-wide as a result of the recent unfortunate suicides of several students who have fallen victim to bullying. Many students have been greatly impacted by the bully-related suicides, and feeling as though schools are not doing enough, have taken matters into their own hands.