After a year-long and very public battle with Tenafly, NJ, on Facebook and via email with copies to hundreds in our community, we won in a big way.
There were no great celebrations because it wrecked our lives in many ways for the past year and we're just picking up the pieces but I would do it all over again - and get to the battle much more quickly and not let them slowly torture us like they did this time.
As a result of our experience I created The Special Education Bill of Rights - www.SpecialEducationBillofRights.org - and our local State Senator Loretta Weinberg, who is the Majority Leader, has sent it to Trenton for consideration of making it a bill.
One of the most important parts of the bill is our new initiative, www.SpecialDefenders.org, which is essentially providing public defenders to parents to help educate them on their rights and level the playing field against school districts.
Please help spread the word by Liking www.Facebook.com/Drive4Rebecca - we've grown from 200 to nearly 4000 followers in the past several weeks and are making connections to help many families.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Jon "Driven" Singer