The Next Chapter of Special Education in the U.S. is being decided.

A higher standard of special education could be the country's new standard. The next chapter of Special Education Laws in the U.S. is currently being written, quite literally, by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is likely to decide a case currently before them, deciding what quality of education a public school must provide students with disabilities. … Continue reading The Next Chapter of Special Education in the U.S. is being decided.

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IDEA protection and rights.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that provides protection for children with disabilities. The act ensures that children with disabilities are entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education. The act sets forth a specific process for identifying, evaluating, and accommodating eligible children with disabilities. IDEA holds that schools must evaluate … Continue reading IDEA protection and rights.

Common Issues in the Special Education Process

  There are common issues that arise during certain stages of the Special Education process. The problem can occur as early as the evaluation process, during the IEP process, or during the course of the education process. These conflicts generally occur between parents and the school district/team. Parents who knowledgeably and diligently advocate for their children should be … Continue reading Common Issues in the Special Education Process

Who needs a Special Education Lawyer?

Special Education students are protected by several rights concerning their education. Once your child is diagnosed with a learning disability that effects their education, an IEP or 504 plan should be put in place to address all special needs. Many wonderful N.J. school districts will go above and beyond to provide necessary services to a … Continue reading Who needs a Special Education Lawyer?