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You lose your privacy, and sometimes, people don’t see you as human.

Shawn Wayans

My computer dictionary defines privacy as: “The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people; the state of being free from public attention.” Privacy is important to all of us, in many different ways.

Most of us, for example, don’t want our medical information exposed to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. To that end, we’re all protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996): “The Privacy Rule sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information.”

Parents of children with disabilities have further privacy protections for their children in the special ed system: FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1984) is “a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules.”

Yet the privacy of many children with disabilities is violated 24/7/365 by those closest to them—their parents! The most intimate, personal, and private information overflows on social media, blogs, websites, comment areas, etc.​ Click here to continue.

Parents: Privacy . . . Please!

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