Blog Posts in March, 2013

  • Disability-related Acronyms

    || 29-Mar-2013

    The disability community is full of acronyms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it’s important to know what those acronyms stand for. Acronyms are used in order to abbreviate names or phrases. A Acronyms AAC | Alternative Augmentative Communication ABA | Applied Behavioral Analysis ABC | Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence ADA |Americans with Disabilities Act ...
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  • Are charter schools required to follow IDEA?

    || 29-Mar-2013

    Federal law requires any school receiving public dollars to provide students with disabilities educational choices comparable to those offered to non-disabled students. Charter schools cannot discriminate against students with disabilities. However, it is important to determine whether your charter school receives federal funding. In determining whether a charter school is subject to the IDEA and ...
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  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Same-sex Couples Marriage Rights

    || 26-Mar-2013

    The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments today on marriage laws, which could lead to a wide array of outcomes, from essentially leaving in place the traditional marriage laws to proclaiming same-sex marriage is a fundamental right under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. According to the Pew Research Center‘s poll on public opinion of ...
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  • Justices Remand for Additional Proceedings on Grandparent Visitation Order

    || 13-Mar-2013

    A mother of a child born out of wedlock allowed her child's grandfather to have visitation with the child early on in his life. However, once the mother re-married she began to curtail the visits. Grandfather intervened and petitioned the Court for grandparent visitation. The trial court granted the visitation including overnight visitation and a summer family vacation. The appeals court ...
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