Parents are leading the way to retain/regain ABA therapists in schools to support students with documented needs. OPB is following the parents’ fight, which you can read about here: https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-portland-public-school-autism-therapy-classroom/
Wiscarson Law moved from downtown Portland after 20 years, which was noted in The Advocate, a publication of Lewis and Clark Law School. You can find it here.
Kelsey Coulter (class of ’13) joined Wiscarson Law earlier this year. Advocate, the Lewis and Clark Law School magazine, recognized Kelsey and her move. You can view it here.
While Diane generally sticks to the law in special education matters, recent controversial decisions by PPS were the topic of Diane’s OpEd, published in The Oregonian and on OregonLive. Read it here: http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/12/superintendent_guerrero_should.html#incart_river_home
Diane Wiscarson and Kelsey Coulter’s article in Spectrums magazine outlines supports schools are required to provide to students with disabilities. Read about it here: SPECTRUMS Before and After School Activities
After a failed attempt at mediation, Wiscarson Law is currently involved in a Due Process Hearing in Polk County. Read about it here: Polk County Itemizer-Observer, Oct 4 2017
Service animals continue to be a controversial topic in the news. Follow the below link to read Diane Wiscarson’s recently published article explaining how they relate to IEPs. July issue of Exceptional Parent
Diane Wiscarson has written an article about special education students’ rights with regards to transportation that was published in the latest Spectrum Magazine. You can find it here on page 30.
Exceptional Parent Magazine published an article by Diane Wiscarson. This article explains ESY; what it stands for, what it is, and who qualifies. View the article here.
The Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter has published an article by Diane Wiscarson and Kelsey Coulter. This article outlines a variety of school-related scenarios and explains which type of lawyer is needed in each case. View the article here.