Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

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Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Disabilty and Civil Rights: Standing On the Right Side of History

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"If we were to go back to the 1960s and we were to talk to those leaders who were vehemently against desegregation, we would hear the conviction in their voices of them stating why they believe their decisions and what they were doing to those children were just. Just as I believe that some of you and some of the board members that have spoken believe that their decisions are just. But, I fear that the Hillsborough County School Board is standing on the wrong side of history."

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

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Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

I Am Here To Make A Difference For My People

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"I am here to make a difference for my people. I hope that you listen to what I have to say. I want people like you to stop judging me." Tres Whitlock

Karen Clay Defines Inclusion for Hillsborough County School Board Member Olson

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"I fought for him to remain in the classroom, I fought for him to attend his neighborhood school. I did not have to fight for him to be fully included, because Principal Vince Sussman at Plant High School knew that students with disabilities have value, have worth."

Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to School

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Henry Frost had a pretty simple goal: he wanted to go to school like any other kid.

Inclusion in Tampa

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' With a little help from his friends'. Henry's inclusion is truly a group effort led by this determined 13 year old self advocate .

After student’s death, Hillsborough school’s ESE aides could not recall missing-child training

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Hillsborough County school district investigates a student's death last month

School board wants answers in wake of student’s death

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Two separate investigations are now going on in the Hillsborough School District.

Why is a 13 year old protesting in order to go TO school?

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How did we get here? How did we get to a point that our 13 year old son has to fight for the rights that are already his under federal law? How did we get to a place where a pretty reserved kid has the courage, the will, to do this?

My Civil Rights

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Inclusion, Martin Luther King, Jr, The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and education.