The ugliest word & problem: BULLYING

by Lisa Ackerman We receive hundreds of reports each year from families living with autism on the issue of bullying. News reports about its incidence keep rising: Bullying takes a toll on autism (1.) To address this concern, TACA’s on staff attorney Summer Stech has continued her advocacy series to help educate families more about […]

Shh…. The Secret to Successful IEP Meetings: Part 2 – at the Meeting

Blog by Summer Stech, Esquire – TACA’s Legal Advocate TACAnowblog series: Legal Advocacy The school year is well underway and winter break is around the corner.  By now you may have already had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting – or two or three – or maybe your child’s triennial or annual review is coming […]

Shh…. The Secret to Successful IEP Meetings: Part 1 – How to prepare

Blog by Summer Stech, Esquire – TACA’s Legal Advocate TACAnowblog series: Legal Advocacy The new school year is finally underway! Of course a new school year means it is time to start thinking about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Although many annual IEP’s are developed in the Spring – due to the prevalence of […]

The Real Cost of Special Education: Considering the Return on Investment

Blog by Summer Stech, Esquire – TACA’s Legal Advocate TACAnowblog new series:  Legal Advocacy Return on investment is defined as “a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.”  The benefit of the investment made is divided by the cost.[1]  A greater benefit […]