Tag Archives: eligibility category

We’re Fractured, and They’re Banking On It

Published on July 18, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

It seems to me that lately, the disagreements within the community of individuals who are concerned about children with disabilities are starting to outnumber the agreements.  Which is pretty ludicrous, because when it comes to at least the IDEA (if not a number of other laws), we really have far more common ground than not.  […]

Is There a Stigma Associated with Special Education Services?

Published on May 11, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

More than thirty years since the passage of the first federal law mandating special education and related services, the question lingers as to whether being found eligible for these services will “stigmatize” children.  I am asked this question on occasion by Parents, and I always provide the same answer: The real stigma will come if […]