Dear friends and colleagues,
Today is Special Education Day–a day for celebration and renewal!  It is also the 35th anniversary of the IDEA.  December 2, 1975.  A big day in our world.
As you know, we will host the 6th Annual Special Education Day here in the Boston area this afternoon.  We plan *to celebrate special education’s successes over the last 35 years, and
*to highlight current reforms underway here in Massachusetts (SpedEx, Procedures Lite, and update of a draft new IEP form), and
*to  explore new avenues for systemic reform going forward….. 
If you’d like information about any of this, please email to
If you mark the occasion with an event, or take a moment out of your day to have a special ice cream or drink, please let us know!  You can email us at
We want to make this day national!  Enjoy the moment!

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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