Aaron Hiscutt is fourteen years old. He’s a drummer and a comedian. He’s also clinically deaf and blind. But Aaron doesn’t go to a special education school. Since kindergarten, he’s been included in classrooms with his hearing and seeing peers. (go to http://www.southerneddesk.org/learning-it-better/ to read and listen to his inspiring story.)
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No School Choice: Louisiana Special Education: Louisiana’s new “School Choice” law has many parents of special-needs students crying “discrimination.” Although charters are public schools, so far they don’t have a good track record of providing special education services. According to Louisiana Department of Education’s own data, 91 percent of charter schools in the state do not serve students with multiple disabilities
This website provides information about specific disabilities. They provide information on ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, and Learning Disability. This website also provides information on creating behavior plans and intervention plans. It also provides information on special education laws eligibility and more.
No School Choice: Louisiana Special Education: The Louisiana Dept of Education’s own data, 91-percent of charter schools in the state do not serve students with multiple disabilities. In addition, the department is currently embroiled in a federal class action lawsuit that alleges “in New Orleans, an estimated 4,500 students with disabilities are denied equal access to educational opportunities, routinely pushed out of school, and subject to discrimination on the basis of their disabilities.”