Special Education Blog

May 28, 2020

Parents frequently ask me about the Disability Classification on their children's IEPs.  This is usually found at the top of the first page.  They ask whether it matters what their child is classified under.  Before addressing this issue, we need to understand how clas...

February 27, 2020

Have you heard this before?  Remember, the IEP starts with THE evaluation.  You can't develop goals for the student until you identify her strengths and weaknesses.  And you can't do that without a comprehensive evaluation.

Parents frequently complain to...

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...

June 20, 2016

On May 24 2016, an amended complaint was filed against the New York City Department of Education ("DOE")  for failing to do enough to address bullying and violence in its schools.  Under pressure from New York State, the DOE has put into place several regulations meant...

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