Author page: Diane Wiscarson

Exams! Exams! Exams! 

In the Summer 2022 issue of SpectrumLife Magazine, Diane Wiscarson and Carly Cannon walk families through the process of statewide assessments and college entrance exams. The article discusses whether or not students have to participate in statewide assessments to graduate and what alternatives to statewide assessments are available in Oregon and Washington. Additionally, the article goes through how to arrange accommodations…

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Navigating Educational Services with Staffing Shortages

In the Spring 2022 issue of SpectrumLife Magazine, Diane Wiscarson and Taylar Lewis explain what obligations school districts have to students – even when they lack staff to provide services to students. The article offers a series of suggestions that parents can follow to obtain make-up services for students who were denied services as a result of the unavailability of staff.…

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KATU News Project Education Investigation Part Three

In the third part of its Project Education story, KATU News reports on additional information regarding Lincoln County School District’s separate school proposal to serve student Sequoia Chavez, who has Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and her needs for a total-food secure environment. The report discusses the specific building proposed for the District’s “public separate school”, which was formerly Arcadia School in…

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KATU News Project Education Investigation Part One

On May 18th, 2022, KATU News aired its first of a three-part story about a mother and her daughter’s legal battle with the Lincoln County School District for a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Sequoia Chavez is a high schooler with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), which results in her having a constant sensation of insatiable hunger. Seeing, smelling, or even speaking…

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Wiscarson Law has Moved

Wiscarson Law has relocated to NW Portland!  The new location has even easier freeway access and plenty of free parking. We are located on the second floor in Suite 240, and would love for you to stop by and see our new location. Please note our new address: 3330 NW Yeon Ave Suite 240 Portland, Oregon 97210 All email addresses…

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