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Specialedpost is a “passion-project” that was created by teachers and parents who want to stay abreast of current trends in special education. Our contributors all have primary careers as teachers, administrators, parents and advocates, and we created this web source because we found that when we attended IEPs we often had questions about new therapies, the latest science on autism or new laws that might change the way we taught. I volunteered to be the editor because I had worked as a freelance journalist for several years before I became a special education teacher.

As of now we have many contributors, and Specialedpost has grown into a news source that reflects the varied agendas of its contributors.  We all continue to volunteer our time and efforts to keep each other informed, and as always we invite anyone who works with special education students or who has a family member who receives special education services to share their stories, opinions or ideas regarding special education.

Thank you so much for reading what we post, and please consider sending in any ideas you would like to share with your community.



Susan Gordon


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  1. Hi. I just found your newsletter and saw one of my own stories was used. I was excited to see the article about Tate Smith and his lunch buddies that was covered by People Magazine. I am Tate’s mom. Since that article came out last month I have received many requests asking me to describe Tate’s lunch buddy program in detail. It seems people all across the country would like to see lunch buddy programs at their schools. You can find me on Facebook at Quirks and Chaos where I share a lot of stories about my two youngest children and their disabilities. Here is a link so you can know what Tate has been up to since his lunch buddy story was released. http://quirks-and-chaos.blogspot.com/2014/12/kindness-and-mistletoe.html

  2. Ann Marie Wrubel says:

    I just stumbled on your newsletter and would like to subscribe. As a parent of 2 special needs children, it seems to have a great deal of interesting and helpful information. Thank you.

  3. Received a copy of your newsletter from a friend and would like to be included in receiving this newsletter. Thanks!

  4. Carrie Hester says:

    I would love to start receiving your newsletter!

  5. Susan,
    I am writing because the Special Ed Post started arriving in my inbox in the last 6 months to a year, and I want to know more about it.
    Our resource site for parents publishes a lot of writing around the topic of ADHD — we publish 4 different blogs on a weekly basis. SpecialEd Post is a nice publication, and I would like to support it (we do a lot of collaboration and our weekly newsletter includes a section promoting ADHD programs all over the country/globe). I’d love to set up some time to talk.

    Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, ACC
    (404) 231-0390 voice
    (404) 493-0390 cell

    What will you celebrate today?
    ImpactADHD is a 2011 CHADD Innovative Program

  6. Will you please consider sharing this information with your stakeholders? Together, we can move our field into a new direction.

    YAI International Conference: “ The Dawn of a New Era, “ May 6-9, 2013, Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan

    With expanding needs and budget cuts, the field of developmental and intellectual disabilities has never been more important than it is today. Despite these challenges our field is transforming. This year’s conference will bring together families, self-advocates and professionals at all levels to shape the future of our field. We will identify new and better ways for people with different abilities to live the life they desire and deserve. Join us as we explore new models of care founded on potential and strengths, rather than deficits. To register or for more information, visit yai.org/conference2013 or call 212-273-6472.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  7. Hello,
    I am Pauline Harrington and I am interested to submit a guest post in behalf of http://helpyourteennow.com/ a resource agency and a parent advocacy group passionate in helping families who are going through tough times or maybe tips on how to manage teens.
    I assure you that the article will in no way promote any product or business.
    Please let me know what you think.
    Best Regards,
    Pauline Harrington (Fc00075)

    • Hi Pauline,

      We would love to submit your guest post. If you need more information please read the short blurb we have under “submission guidelines.”

      Hope to hear from you soon,

      Susan Gordon

  8. There are many websites with content geared for a particular disability. Are you interested in following information about ADHD, Down syndrome, autism, or another learning related topic?

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