As part of KGW8’s “Classrooms in Crisis” series, Cristin Severance reports about bus drivers being attacked on school buses. Drivers are advocating for para educators on board to help keep everyone safe. Diane Wiscarson talks about what is going wrong and what these students are entitled to receive by law.
NPR reported on the use of restraints and seclusions in schools, including the likelihood that many school districts fail to report incidents to the U.S. Department of Education, as well as parents. The article focused on the effect restraints and seclusions had on individual students, including two Washington families represented by Wiscarson Law. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/05/726519409/desperation-and-broken-trust-when-schools-restrain-students-or-lock-them-in-room
Spectrum Life Magazine article by Diane Wiscarson and Taylar Vajda with helps for parents of non-speaking students. https://www.spectrumlife.org/blog/nonspeaking-but-not-unable-416
The June 2019 issue of the The Scribe offers some key information for writing doctor’s notes to cover specific needs in a special education plan. See page 7 in the link below: https://indd.adobe.com/view/2bd8e326-c234-4f84-b069-0030b48d733c
Read the latest article written by Mary-Anne Linden and Diane Wiscarson in the May issue of Oregon Business about employing people on the autism spectrum. You can find the article here.
Diane Wiscarson wrote an article for PDX Parent entitled, Tips for School Transition & IEP Meetings. You can view the article here.
Article published in the Vancouver SW Washington Business Journal written by Diane Wiscarson and Suzanne Gall outlining specific details about special education in public schools. Read it here.
Diane Wiscarson and Taylor Vajda of Wiscarson Law collaborated on an article published in the latest edition of Spectrum Life Magazine, explaining what parents can do if their child’s IEP is not being followed at school. Read about it here.
In the third installment of a three-part series, OPB reported on the difficulties facing efforts to change the rules regarding restraints and isolation, including steps taken nationwide and locally. The article discusses lawmakers in Oregon and Washington working on legislation to clarify the restraint and seclusion rules, as well as increase funding for schools, but training for district employees on legal requirements and stronger enforcement from…