Monthly Archives: December 2009

Side Effects May Include Dry-Mouth

Published on December 27, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

AutoCAD LT 2012 Discount Am I the only one who yearns for the days before drug companies had ads on television?  Remember, back when, if your doctor thought you needed a medication, she would prescribe it?  Today, you are practically begged to self-diagnose, and only then ask your doctor “if it’s right for you.”  Serious […]

You’re Not Invited

Published on December 15, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

How is it that, in disputes between parents and school districts, whenever an IEP Team Member starts to align their recommendations with the parents’ position, they suddenly stop getting invited to that child’s IEP Meetings?  In my Connecticut special education law practice, I see this all the time. Example 1:  the parents believe that their […]

It Really Is About the Child

Published on December 13, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email this week, informing me that my blog was listed in the Top 50 Blogs for Special Education Teachers.  I’m sure you can figure out why I was pleased…but perhaps you’re wondering why I was so surprised. To start with, my blog is fairly new, so I was […]

Knock It Off!

Published on December 3, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I’ve previously discussed ways in which school districts can try to drive a wedge between teenagers and their parents in a manner which benefits the school.  But I have been seeing so much more of this lately, and in much worse ways, that I felt the issue needed revisiting.  Just in the last few months, […]