Despite the protections of IDEA, what happens in the classroom can often be far different from the plan prescribed in a student’s IEP. Case in point: A high school freshman in New Hampshire, who is already performing three grade levels behind her peers, was shown Disney movies during her math and history courses at school. The problem persisted even after her mother brought it to the attention of the IEP team. Now, the student’s mother is filing a complaint with the state, reports the Portsmouth, N.H. Exeter News-Letter. To read more click here.

This incident is not an isolated one. Whether due to lack of resources or low expectations from school staff, students with special needs often fail to get the same level of education as their peers. Disability Scoop wants to know what can be done to curb this trend. And, has your educational experience mirrored your IEP?

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