Tag Archives | special education


Back-to-school tips

A few tips on how to help ease the transition into the new school year for your child from Managing Attorney Chris Shank. This is the text version: Back to School Tips.          

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Michael T. Bailey, Board Chair

Michael is a national disability rights advocate. For nearly two decades, he has promoted the rights of all children. He is the past president of the National Disability Rights Network and a member of the national organization ADAPT. He has written two books Special Education: A Parent’s Guide to a Child’s Success and Here to Stay: Americans with… Continue Reading Michael T. Bailey, Board Chair


Short School Day Parent Tool Kit

A new state law limits Oregon school districts’ ability to shorten students’ school day because of behaviors caused by a disability. Districts may shorten your child’s school day only if they meet specific requirements. If your child’s school day has been shortened, we hope you’ll use these tools to demand a full day for your child.… Continue Reading Short School Day Parent Tool Kit

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Joel Greenberg, Attorney, Special Education, Mental Health in Prisons

Joel’s work spans two distinct areas of disability law: ensuring that every child with a disability receives an appropriate education and protecting the rights of people with mental health conditions who are held in prison. In 2015, Joel and his colleague Sarah Radcliffe investigated the treatment of inmates with serious mental health conditions held at the Oregon State Penitentiary. They co-authored… Continue Reading Joel Greenberg, Attorney, Special Education, Mental Health in Prisons