Category Archives: Current Affairs

Pompous Circumstance

Published on June 19, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

This weekend, in high school auditoriums and on lawns across the country, graduation ceremonies will be held to honor those students who have accumulated the necessary credits to receive a diploma.  Families will gather, grandparents will cry, and kids who have gone to school together for years will congratulate one another on a job well […]

Who Is Watching The Adults?

Published on June 13, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I was just reading about that Florida teacher who asked her kindergarten class to vote on whether or not to keep a little boy with autism in the class.  The reason for the vote, apparently, was that he was exhibiting inappropriate behaviors in the classroom, for which he was routinely being sent to the Principal’s […]

Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment, Let’s Do It RIGHT

Published on May 5, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

There has been a massive push to legislate mandatory insurance coverage of autism treatment. Legislation has already passed in many states. Autism Speaks is doing an amazing job coordinating these efforts across the country. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a brilliant idea. As an attorney who represents children with special […]