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9th Circuit Opinion - N.B. et al. vs Hellgate Elementary School District:  [View PDF]  The federal appeals court recently held that Hellgate Elementary School District violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)... [September 4, 2008].
 
Autism Parenting Magazine: Are you looking for Autism Resources to help you and your child? With its vast amount of data and accessibility, the Internet has become a powerful tool in the search for up-to-date information. Chances are, however, you don’t have the extra time needed to filter the infinite amount of autism resources and information as you balance daily life.
 
Bozeman School District Agrees to New Beginning for Special Education Program:  [View PDF]  In a settlement of a discrimination case brought by the parent of a student with a disability, the Bozeman School District agreed to a series of steps to improve the inclusion of students with disabilities. [Press Release Dated August 26, 2008]
 
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities
 
In the Matter of C.S.: In this case decided on March 18, 2014, the Montana Supreme Court reversed the decision of the district court and required that a student's foster father be appointed as his surrogate parent for IDEA proceedings, replacing a virtual stranger who had been appointed to this position at the request of the Butte School District.  Once appointed, this unrelated individual hastily agreed to a long-disputed IEP. Neither the student's foster father nor his DRM attorney were even notified of the proceeding to appoint the surrogate. The student appealed this decision and the Montana Supreme Court found in his favor and remanded the matter to the district court to remove the current surrogate and appoint the student's foster father instead. [March 18, 2014].
 
Montana Youth Transitions: All individuals - with or without disabilities - live, learn, work, play, and participate together in all life experiences. The mission statement of MYTransitions is: To improve transition services and increase the number of youth with disabilities who achieve their desired post-school outcomes.
 
U.S. Department of Education: ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educatinoal excellence and ensuring equal access.