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Don’t Want Your Child To Graduate This Year? You May Be In Luck!

There's great news if you don't want your child to graduate this year. I recently wrote a blog post on what parents can do if their School District is pushing to graduate their child but the parents don't think their child is ready to graduate.…

But I Don’t Want My Child To Graduate!

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)…

This Safety Net may have some holes in it

Back in June I wrote about new graduation requirements for New York State students with disabilities. The new requirements were to act as a "safety net" to allow more students with disabilities to graduate with a diploma. I also said that in…

A Step Forward or a Step Back?: New Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities

The New York State Board of Regents passed certain revisions to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education yesterday, June 13, which will make it easier for students with disabilities to graduate with a local diploma. This new regulation…