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Multiple families sue AISD for failing to provide adequate special education services
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Five families have filed a federal lawsuit against Austin Independent School District claiming the district has denied adequate special education services that comply with state laws.


The plaintiffs: a 4-year-old with autism and expressive language disorder, a 5-year-old with suspected anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, a 6-year-old with a speech impairment and dyslexia and a 10-year old who has learning disabilities, autism and emotional disturbance. Disability Rights Texas was also named as a plaintiff.

The district has been accused of failing to evaluate the students' needs, and that the same is happening to "at least 800 other students with timely initial special education evaluations and an estimated 1,600 students with timely three-year reevaluations in the past year" by Disability Rights Texas.

AISD said it has yet to be served.

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A big announcement from Austonia

Howdy, and happy holidays.

I have some big news for you.

Austonia is now part of 6AM City, a fast-growing network of hyper-local newsletters across the country.

I’m proud to be telling you this, because 6AM City’s mission is very much like Austonia’s — a daily morning update on events, things-to-do and news, with an underlying mission of community building in the cities they serve.

If you’re not already subscribed, 6AM City’s Austin newsletter is called ATXtoday. One of its city editors is Laura Figi, who you’ll remember for her previous great work on Austonia’s newsletter.

I’ve been reading ATXtoday every day since it launched last year.

Starting this week, you’ll receive ATXtoday every morning and I’m confident it will become part of your daily wake up routine. Be sure to add hello@theatxtoday.com to your contact list (how to do that here).

Meantime let me thank you for your readership and support of Austonia, and convey my wishes for a great holiday season for you and those close to you.


Thank you,

Mark Dewey

Austonia CEO

Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.