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Unfortunate "Must Know" Facts


What You Absolutely Need to Understand Before You Make Requests From the Public School

1. Although a school has to ‘consider the potential of every student, they do not have to help them reach their potential. This effects twice exceptional kids the most.
       

2. Schools do not diagnose anything. NOTHING . Not ADHD, Autism, Down’s Syndrome or dyslexia. For some reason they are much more comfortable using those terms than they are using the word dyslexia, which can give the impression that they do diagnose; they do not. So, if you are requesting assessments hoping to get a diagnosis, then you are heading down the wrong road. The assessments are necessary to determine if the student is eligible and if so, what level of services they require, but you will not be given a definitive diagnosis.

http://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/blog/dyslexia-school/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postplanner&utm_source=facebook.com


A 2015 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit widened the split among circuits about the level of educational benefit school districts must provide to children with disabilities. The question presented to the Supreme Court is whether the “educational benefit” provided by a school district must be “merely more than de minimis” or “meaningful” to satisfy the requirements for a free appropriate public education (FAPE).


Breaking News! On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court in Endrew v. Douglas County unanimously rejects the “de minimis” standard for one that “is markedly more demanding than the 'merely more than de minimis' test applied by the 10th Circuit." In his opinion, Chief Justice Roberts says “a student offered an educational program providing ‘merely more than de minimis’ progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all.”

https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/the-problem-with-schools-not-identifying-dyslexia/ (the problem with schools not identifying dyslexia)