The author, Juliet Hiznay, is a civil rights advocate and Virginia licensed attorney.
Will Covid-19 Permanently Undermine Special Education?
Special Education – The Lifeline
Special education is a lifeline for families across the country. Incredibly dedicated teachers, therapists… Continue reading
By Juliet D. Hiznay
A flurry of online discussions suggest that Virginia high school students and their families are confused about what verified credits are required to graduate with a Standard or an Advanced Studies Diploma in Virginia.… Continue reading
Today, a newly formed Coalition for Trauma-Informed Schools issued a statement to Fairfax County Schools regarding the crisis in restraint and seclusion in the school district. Below is the text of the statement from the Coalition which is made… Continue reading
By Juliet D. Hiznay, Attorney at Law
Published March 2019
There is a broad consensus among parents of children with disabilities, child advocates and attorneys that we need to transform Arlington’s approach to charging children and adults with crimes, particularly… Continue reading
The following is a public comment written by Juliet D. Hiznay, Esq., and submitted to the Virginia Board of Education on November 15, 2016.
I write to you as the parent of a Virginia public school student and as… Continue reading
The author, Juliet Hiznay, is a special education advocate and attorney in private practice in Northern Virginia. For information about her practice, visit http://jdhiznay.com/
All this talk in the national press about Medicare and Medicaid has me thinking about the state of things in Virginia for children with disabilities as it stands today. A short preview is: the state of things is appalling. We don’t have a rational system in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we have a rationing system. Yes, we are rationing care today. Continue reading