Saturday, July 4, 2009
Patriotism & Special Ed
In this holiday blog post, special ed attorney Jennifer Laviano explains why special education law and patriotism go hand in hand.
"In few areas of the law is there a better demonstration of the ideals of the Founding Fathers than in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," she writes. "Something about the way the IDEA envisions a just and equitable educational system as it regards kids with special education needs speaks to me as an American. It really is about all of the things that I love about the founding principles of the USA: justice, fairness, individual rights, recognizing that with power comes responsibility. Protecting the most vulnerable among us."
Follow Jennifer on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JenLaviano. (You won't be disappointed). Her blog is http://www.connecticutspecialeducationlawyer.com.
I hope you had a good Fourth of July. My family helped raise money for autism research and care by running/walking today in the Autism Speaks Potomac 5K, followed by a pool party for our 30+ team members and their families. Mark your calendars for the Walk Now for Autism on the National Mall on Halloween morning -- Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.