Tag Archives: Asperger’s Disorder

“High Functioning” Autism: A New Battleground?

Published on May 26, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

As an attorney representing children with special education needs in Connecticut, I remember all too well the climate we faced over a decade ago, when the “first wave” of parents of children with autism were starting to challenge the appropriateness of the programs offered by their school districts. Back then, merely getting districts to acknowledge […]

Unseemly IEP Team Member: “The Control Freak”

Published on May 8, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

“The Control Freak” This can be a teacher, therapist, service provider, or an administrator, really anyone who completely over-reacts whenever their opinions, responsibilities, recommendations, or expertise are questioned or challenged. Sadly, The Control Freaks of the special education world are largely responsible for the number of disputes between parents and school districts. These are the […]