special-needs

Louisiana’s special-ed classrooms could be equipped with video cameras if bill becomes law

BY: - May 6, 2021

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Christian didn’t know her child was being restrained in an East Baton Rouge Parish school until the principal made an offhand comment about it. Though it happened 15 years ago, her daughter still gets upset when she sees a chair that looks like the one in which she was restrained. On Wednesday, […]

Parents of special-needs students have extra concerns about schools reopening

BY: - August 5, 2020

Lucia Parker is concerned about how much her grandson, James, has regressed since schools in Louisiana were shut down in March. Before the pandemic, James, an 8-year-old student in Metairie who has Down syndrome, was able to recognize shapes and numbers and was just starting to read. Now, Parker said, he barely responds to his […]