Just some more stuff on Alex Barton, to make up for the gap of my other posts:
Alex Barton and his family get support.
An article about placement and LRE and the balancing act of figuring out appropriate placement.
An article in support of Ms. Portillo.
An interesting column about the heart of the problem.
Editorial about autism in classrooms.
There are several letters written to the paper, so you may want to put "Alex Barton" in the search box and take a peek!