In WA State, a mother wins

MOTHER WINS WASL/WAAS BATTLE THROUGH DUE PROCESS APPEAL
Contacts: Juanita Doyon, Director, Parent Empowerment Network- 253-973-1593
Nancy Vernon, Parent- 253-444-8734
A Spanaway mother has won an exemption from the state testing system for her son who is deaf-blind. Though state law requires that schools test all students using either the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) or the Washington Alternative Assessment System (WAAS), Nancy Vernon believes this requirement violates her son’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and will cause him to be denied an education appropriate to his special needs. Read the entire press release here.

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