Archive for November, 2011

Misconduct by Electronic Means Could Equal Expulsion

Effective January 1, 2012, the Illinois school code will give school boards the power to expel students for gross disobedience or misconduct perpetrated by electronic means as well as suspend or expel students for certain threats made via the Internet.

Help. I Think My Student Needs an Evaluation!

Is your son or daughter with disabilities not having as much success as was expected or is starting to struggle in areas that he or she had not struggled with in the past? Don’t wait for the school to contact you, request an IEP meeting to address those issues.

Progress Reports Are In: How Did Your Student Do?

By now, the first quarter of the new school year has come to a close. Parents will be receiving report cards, progress reports and attending parent conferences. For students with an IEP, parents should also be receiving reports on their student’s progress toward achieving his or her IEP goals and objectives.

Recent Success Stories

In a meeting with Denise Cahill, parents of a high school sophomore recently learned that their son’s IEP was incomplete and that he was not getting sufficient related services. Denise helped the parents write an outline, call an IEP meeting and sat with the parents through the first session of a two session IEP meeting. […]