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Monday, August 1, 2022

In 1972, the families of seven students with disabilities filed suit after the Board refused to provide an adequate education to them. A judge determined that all students with disabilities must be given a public education, regardless of cost. This set a precedent for the provision of education services to children with severe disabilities. It’s worth noting that all seven plaintiffs were Black children, who are more likely to be labeled problematic, disruptive, or unteachable.

  • Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities: A Dance That Matters, by Janice Fialka. Written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, this book draws upon the metaphor of dance to highlight the essential partnerships among teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents of children with disabilities. NPR Taping: https://www.danceofpartnership.com/index.htm