Category Archives: Current Affairs

The Autism File Magazine Publishes Article on Bullying

Published on November 27, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

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Court Rules to Protect Teacher Who Protected Kids with Disabilities

Published on November 9, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

One of the more controversial posts I’ve written is this one, encouraging public school teachers and service providers to speak out against violations of the civil rights of children with disabilities when they see it. Of course, I didn’t think it was controversial when I wrote it; I thought it was common sense. My goal […]

I Guess This Is “One Lovely Blog”!

Published on October 18, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Here are the rules of the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award: Accept the award Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them […]

Questions on Autism, Neurodiversity, and Understanding

Published on October 4, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

You know those studies that demonstrate that eye-witnesses are not terribly reliable reporters?  There are several of them, and they usually involve a number of people who are unknowingly “set up” to witness a simulated crime.  Afterward, they are questioned about the details.  I am always somewhat amused by the incredulous reactions of the witnesses […]

Attorney Laviano To Teach Introduction to Special Education Law at SPU

Published on September 8, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Who says there are no new good ideas?  Susan Cartier Liebel certainly had a great one when she founded Solo Practice University, an online law school.  The format may be “virtual,” but the courses are very real, full of invaluable content, and taught by lawyers who manage firms in various different practice areas.  As a […]

Farewell and Thanks

Published on August 26, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

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Special Ed Justice Featured in ABA Journal Online

Published on July 22, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

On July 21, 2009, the ABA Journal Online listed Special Ed Justice as one of the top 10 most popular of that day.  We were elated!  Imagine, however, the thrill just one day later at being chosen as the featured Blawg of the week!   http://www.abajournal.com/blawgs/ write my college essay Thanks go to the loyal readers […]

On July 9, 2009, Help Restore Fairness to the IDEA

Published on July 7, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

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Patriotism and Special Education

Published on July 4, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

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The DSM-V: How Will It Impact Special Education?

Published on June 27, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I am not even remotely a mental health professional.   I majored in English Literature and went on to become an attorney.  However, in my special education law practice in Connecticut, I brush up against psychologists and psychiatrists every day, and rely on them to let me know what, if any, disabilities my clients have, and […]