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April 1, 2020

At this point, it seems trite to say that the Coronavirus quarantine has been very challenging for children with disabilities and their families.  Districts, federal and state agencies, and families are still struggling with how best (least worst?) to handle this unpre...

January 21, 2020

What to do if your child's initial evaluation for special education is taking too long.

November 21, 2019

What if I DON’T Want my Child to Graduate?  

Does a school’s FAPE obligations end when my son graduates? 

Believe it or not, the answer is sometimes NO.  It’s true that generally, once a student reaches 21 (or 22 depending upon the state) or graduates, whichever com...

December 29, 2016

On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") provided school districts with guidance on how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against students with disabilities, thereby violating Section 504 of...

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