Added a statement from the DOE manual, titled: 'Is
Special Education the Right Service, A Technical Assistive Guide',
in regard to "Naming a type of disability has common
characteristics with the
process of making a diagnosis. However, it is
stress that identification of type of disability is not a
diagnosis, but a more general agreement among Team
members that the
assessed characteristics of the student are consistent with the
regulatory definition for that type of disability (ies). . . . "
, this can be found on the What is IEP web page.
Updated the Main
Book page with the new edition of 'The Complete IEP Guide : How to
Advocate for Your Special
Ed. Child', by Lawrence M. Siegel,
and Marcia Stewart.
Updated the Law
page to include Federation for Children with Special Needs
IDEA-2004 slide presentation, from their workshop.
Updated the PACs in Mass, added the North
Middlesex SPED PAC new website to our list, this PAC
Townsend, Ashby, and Pepperell.
Updated the Evaluators
web page, with Sara Ward new Linclon address, added Dr.
David Dinklage of Cambridge Hospital, and Phoebe Adams, Ed.M.,
Learning Specialist, located in Topsfield. Both based on PAC
members input. Updated the Children's Evaluation Center
(CEC) in Newton, closing their doors late August, 2007. Added Dr.
Ann Helmus, and Dr. Rafael Castro, Ph.D., new contact information.
Update our homepage,
changed the photo on our website to 4th of July fireworks over Boston
Added a new diagram of the bell
curve with a lot less details (It shows 3 measures:
Percentiles, Standard Scores and
Standard Deviations), this new diagram can be found on the Type of Test
webpage (Thanks to Dawna D.).
Updated the email Discussion List page to include
guideline 7-9, about formatting and size of a message.
Updated the Evaluators
web page, added Sara Ward new website.
Updated the PACs in Mass, added the Bellingham PAC
new website to our list.
Updated Sara Ward listing with her new website on our Tutors
web page, for Executive Functioning tutoring.
Updated the Carousel Preschool phone number on the Concord Schools
Updated the Definitions webpage to include
CAP, NCLB, undated the link to IDEA 2004 for FAPE, added to the PDD
definition and added the link to Wrightlaw's Definitions, Glossary of
Special Education and Legal Terms.
Started to create a webpage on Transitions (under construction).
Updated the Reading
webpage to include 'Reading First' Logo.
Added two links to the PSAT/SAT/SSD/Accom webpage, to Educational Testing
(ETS) website, titled: Resources
for Test Takers with Disabilities, and Reasons
Why Documentation is Deemed Insufficient (Thanks to
Updated the Burlington PAC and Arlington website description,
removed all the older New tags and added Maynard PAC website and Dedham
added a Yahoo group our Massachusetts
PAC's On-line page.
Updated our Lawyers
webpage had to remove one of the recommended names, that was not a
special education attorney.
Updated our sample letter for a outside evaluation, to include
reference to "federal
law" and includedNeuropsychological
evaluation, and added the full name of the WISC and BASC on
Added a link to our on the Doctor webpage, to our list of recommended Evaluators
webpage, so a list of recommend Neuropsychologist can be viewed.