Monthly Archives: January 2010

On Science, Pseudoscience, and the Mega-millions Lottery

Published on January 31, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

The first time I met Dr. Peter Gerhardt, he was giving a presentation in New York City which was focused on the needs of older students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The workshop encompassed everything from teaching students appropriate bathroom “etiquette” to how and when to discuss sex.  I was thoroughly impressed!  He managed to […]

Should I Tape Record the IEP Meeting?

Published on January 24, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

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It’s a New Year, So Sue Me

Published on January 6, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

download osx snow leopard 10,6 Getting school systems to either fund additional special education services, or to reimburse parents who pay for necessary services themselves, has always been an uphill battle.  The reasons are numerous, but money is without question at the top of the list.  That’s nothing new.  However, over the years, most reasonable school […]