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Published study compares intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism.

Jane S. Howard, PhD, BCBA published a research study in Research in Developmental Disabilities , 26, 359-383 (2005) that compares the relative effectiveness of intensive behavior analytic treatments.
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School District and Department of Education Pay $6.7 Million For Failing to Educate Autistic Boy.

On August 10, 2005 , the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved a settlement in the case of Porter v. Board of Trustees of Manhattan Beach
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Study confirms Effectiveness of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in treating autistic children.

On August 7, 2003, at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, the results of a study by Ohio State University researchers were presented.
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Parents take on school districts with legal challenges.
By Charles Adamson
for the Californian

Parents know more than they used to about special education laws and that knowledge is costing Kern County school districts millions.
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Waititing for her voice.
The Daily Pilot
Sunday, April 20, 2003
By Lolita Harper

Her big brown eyes tell her story. They gleam' when she is laughing. They glare when she is angry. They tear up when she is sad.

Sahar Barkzay's eyes articulate her emotions because her autism stifles other forms of communication.
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Judgment in favor of disabled student affirmed.

 
On July 11, 2003, the California Court of Appeal (5th District) affirmed a $2.4 million dollar verdict in favor of a 15-year-old mentally retarded student who had been sexually assaulted while at school.
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Parent compensated as ABA therapist for own child.

 

A United States District Court judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that a parent can be compensated under market rates for providing Lovaas-type ABA (applied behavior analysis) treatment to the parent’s own child under limited circumstances.
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Closing of Facility For Disabled Found Discriminatory.

 

In Rodde v. Bonta, No. 03-55765 (February 5, 2004), the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing the County of Los Angeles from closing the 207-bed Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.
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Securing funding of services for autistic children.
by Jack H. Anthony, Esq.


Services for autistic children are frequently obtained through a local regional center, a local school district, private health insurance or a combination of these sources.
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Today's choices have lasting effects.
Your child's lost opportunities may never be recovered.
by Jack H. Anthony, Esq.


Learning that your child has a disability is a very traumatic event for most parents. At this time of crisis, many parents assume
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School Psychologist Creates Potemkin Village. 
by Jack H. Anthony, Esq

Grigori Potemkin constructed elaborate facades that appeared to be picturesque villages with inhabitants happily engaged in commerce and other pursuits.
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What is special education?
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Special education is defined as instruction that is..
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What are related services?
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Related services
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What is the first step in obtaining special education and related services?
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Before a child with a disability can receive special education and related services for the first time,...
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Will Special Education/Early Intervention Help
My Child?
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Special education is instruction that
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What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?
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An IEP is a written statement for a child with a disability...
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Who develops my child's IEP?
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Many people come together to develop your child's IEP...
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What are the purposes of the IDEA?
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The major purposes  of  the IDEA are:...

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What is a free appropriate public education?
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Under the law, a free appropriate public education (FAPE) means special education and related services that:...
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How Is My Child Found Eligible for Special Education?
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The process by which achild is found eligible for special education services is..
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Who is eligible for services under the IDEA?
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The regulations for IDEA define a "child with a disability" as...
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Do the parents have to pay for the related services the child receives?
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No. School districts may not charge parents of eligible students... .
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