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Happy Birthday, IDEA

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I hope we can take a moment to reflect on what that extraordinary act was supposed to achieve. It was not just intended to guarantee services to children with disabilities, not just to serve them in the least restrictive environment, not just to see that they had IEPs. The idea was to help children achieve the maximum degree of success they could achieve.

Impact Enterprise: A Charter for Investment Banks?

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

How do we amplify the reach of impact ventures? Given that all good intentions require funding, the question may well be rephrased as: How do we turbo-charge the allocation of funds to impact causes? I believe one of the answers is to co-opt investment bankers.

riscilla Gilman on Embracing the Strengths of a Special Needs Child

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Harriet Cabelly

I always saw all the therapies and special support not as a race to fix or cure him, not as tools in an arsenal as if I was fighting a battle against autism, but rather, "I want to get to know my son better, I want to understand him so I can love him better and be a better mother to him."

Teaching, And Learning, The Words To Talk About Disability

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

Just because I have a daughter with a disability doesn't mean that I know how to talk about disabilities with my children.