Students with disabilities have big choices to make when they turn 18. But some of them are not able to make those choices of their own cognizance. Delaware Senator Nicole Poore introduced Senate Bill 180 yesterday which would allow for those students to have an educational decision-maker to make those decisions for them in educational decisions. I fully support this bill. It also states for those students who do have this capacity to retain those rights. Co-sponsored by State Rep. Deb Heffernan, the bill has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee. We need the IEP Task Force to reconvene Senator Poore and Rep. Heffernan! Please make this happen! This group is needed now more than ever. Former Lieutenant Governor, now Attorney General Matt Denn wanted this task force to continue when he served as the Chair. With so many changes in education occurring on a daily basis, we need to make sure our students with disabilities are given a fair shake in all aspects of education!
I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools! View all posts by Kevin Ohlandt