A special early release! A student’s gender dysphoria diagnosis will have you laying down double letters and triple words on the Scrabble board of special education considerations. Erin and Jeremy delve into the DSM 5 diagnosis and how to decipher the requirements under Section 504, IDEA and Title IX. The discussion includes a case from Pennsylvania highlighting how the diagnosis can be a hot button issue for some involved and how the district stayed in its lane and attempted to balance all the laws involved to meet the student’s needs. Want to continue this conversation? Join Erin at the OSBA Capital Conference on Monday, November 13 in Columbus where she and Giselle Spencer will present Gender Issues: What Every School District Needs to Know or catch their podcast, EB’s Short Series: Transgender K-12, here.

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