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Even If You Could Get a 1:1 Aide, Here’s Why You May Not Want One.

2013-01-24T09:42:13+00:00

I hear it less now than I used to, but parents still routinely ask whether I can help their child get a 1:1 aide (meaning a paraprofessional who is ostensibly hired only to support a single child). My first response is that it's always been very difficult, but due to budget cuts, it's more difficult now than ever.  My next response is that aides are not usually the answer to helping kids stay in a mainstream or gifted class. I recently heard a prominent Miami-Dade school official say at an IEP meeting for a disabled who qualified to be in the [...]

Even If You Could Get a 1:1 Aide, Here’s Why You May Not Want One. 2013-01-24T09:42:13+00:00

Miami-Dade School District Cut ESE Funding by Over $46 Million, Broward – $32 Million!

2011-10-11T14:10:52+00:00

If you've heard your child's teachers complaining more than ever about scarce classroom resources - or worse, your child has lost classroom support, such as a paraprofessional or an extra teacher - there's a reason.  The most recent data gathered by Washington, DC - based Advocacy Institute shows that Miami-Dade Public School District has cut special ed funding by over $46 million dollars!  And Broward by over $32 million.  In my work I've seen some kids with Autism or severe ADHD being placed in classrooms with intellectually disabled kids because it's cheaper than giving them the support they're entitled to in [...]

Miami-Dade School District Cut ESE Funding by Over $46 Million, Broward – $32 Million! 2011-10-11T14:10:52+00:00