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May 26, 2015

Prior to 1975, public schools could legally refuse to  educate children with certain types of disabilities, including children who were blind, deaf, and children labeled "emotionally disturbed.”  By passing Public Law 94-142, Congress declared that children with disabilities have a right to an education just like all other children .  In this episode, we sit down with Mr. W, a social worker in an alternative school, to discuss what it feels like working in what people commonly refer to as the “bad” school with the “bad” kids.  It’s an open, honest conversation about how to connect and make a difference in the lives of some of our “toughest” kids.


 The world needs people that refuse to be the minions, so let your freak flag fly...







Alternative Education, Alternative School, ADD, ADHD, autism, Emotional Disturbance, ED, Behavioral Disorder, BD, Special Education, IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Lagging Skills, IEP, Ross W Green, Lost at School, Explosive Child, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, CPS, Lives In The Balance


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