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Check out our story in Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Newsletter: Darien, CT: A Case Study in Parent Power.

The Advocacy Institute co-authors the third edition of the State of Learning Disabilities for the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Get it here.

Our latest Advocacy in Action reports on class action lawsuits in special education. Read it here.

Directors of The Advocacy Institute and Making School Work team up to author a new guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Parent Rights in the Era of RTI.

The Advocacy Institute writes about Common Core State Standards for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. Read the article here.

Check out Moving Your Numbers to learn ways to improve performance for students with disabilities. The Parent/Family Companion Guide was written by The Advocacy Institute.

The Advocacy Institute authors groundbreaking report on the
graduation rate of students with learning disabilities for the
National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Get it here.

A Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI): Newly updated guide written by The Advocacy Institute for the National Center for Learning Disabilities' RTI Action Network. Get it here. (Also available in Spanish!)

 

 


Latest Projects
 

Advocate Academy Rewind

Free access to one of our webinar archives every month!

September 2014 feature:

Common Core State Standards:
Implications for Students with Disabilities

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IDEA State Complaint Resource Center

Announcing our newest project- the IDEA State Complaint Resource Center - your guide to effective state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Check it out!

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Our Kids Count

The Our Kids Count project (OKC) tracks activities regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, the nation's major federal education law, with a focus on issues affecting special education students and alerts you to issues of concern.

New on the OKC BLOG:

Listen Up, Louisiana
H.B. 1015: Right problem, Wrong Solution


okc BLOG

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IDEAmoneywatch.com
Our project, IDEAmoneywatch.com, is a community of advocates keeping an eye on federal funding for IDEA..

Get updates on important issues involving IDEA federal funding.

 

 


 

Resource Highlights

NEW!

Interactive report on special education prepared by Emily LeCoz, reporter at
The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.

Compare graduation rates, educational environments, discipline, staffing and exiting data state-by-state!

Interactive Report on Special Education

Our Advocate Academy Advocate Academy USB
Deluxe Webinar Collection USB is
now available!

Details and online
ordering here
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Preparing for Special Education
Mediation and Resolution Sessions:
A Guide for Families
and Advocates


Produced in collaboration with the Children's Law Clinic at Duke University Law School.

Get your free copy today!

ESEA Flexibility: Issues for
Students with Disabilities


We've identified 7 issues that could negatively impact students with disabilities in states with approved ESEA waivers. Get it here.

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