Special education dating
For a year and a half, Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and assisted in creating the Law School's Special Education Law Clinic.They are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).
On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued The U. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance (re: discrimination, restraint and seclusion, charter schools) about interpreting and enforcing federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities.
“I secured an additional €30 million in Budget 2018 to fund the continued development of the SNA scheme with more than 1,000 additional SNA posts being provided for from that funding.
“Furthermore, I have listened to the concerns of schools and of special needs assistants themselves and we are now ensuring that SNA allocations are done earlier in the year, to give certainty to school communities for the following school year.” Investment in special education – at about €1.7 billion – now accounts for a fifth of the overall education budget.
As a tribute for and in preparation for Diana's 90th Birthday Party held at the Kildonan School on September 2, 2017, Pete prepared a special page about Diana.
Until her work with Pete using the Orton-Gillingham Approach for two years, he was labelled as uneducable.