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Special Education Case Seeks Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to grant review in a case about the degree of educational benefit that a special education student should receive under an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to satisfy the requirements of the (IDEA). “Clearly,

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Signs of Mental Health Problems In Children

To learn more about both the effects of bullying and mental health and what you can do, you are invited to a seminar on May 10, 2016:  Understanding the Legal Obligations of a School District Regarding Bullying and Student Mental

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Signs of Mental Health Problems In Children

To learn more about both the effects of bullying and mental health and what you can do, you are invited to a seminar on May 10, 2016:  Understanding the Legal Obligations of a School District Regarding Bullying and Student Mental

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Updated Testing Accomodations For Students With Disabilities

The New York State Education Department has published guidelines on testing accommodations for students with disabilities. In order for students with disabilities to participate equitably in state and local assessments, changes in testing procedures are necessary. However, in September 2015,

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FAMILIES WITH A MEMBER WITH DISABILITIES MOVING TO A NEW STATE

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA It is always difficult to move from one state to another, but when a family member has disabilities there are a number of considerations that should be addressed as early as possible. Health Care.

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Is My Child with Special Needs Being Bullied?

Our guest blogger this week is Tara Fishler, CEO of Customized Training Solutions.  Tara Fishler founded Customized Training Solutions in 2003. She and COO Leiat Klarfeld, have provided training to thousands of parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, and students in

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Special Education Waiver Proposal Threatens Student Services

By Marion Walsh, Esq. and Sandi Rosenbaum, Special Education Advocate On March 4, 2015, between 6:30-8:00, the Lower Hudson Valley Special Education Advocacy Task Force will be holding a Policy Discussion Forum at the Arc of Westchester (The Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center,

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Avonte’s Law Addresses School Safety for Children with Special Needs

Avonte’s Law, which calls for audible alarms on school building doors, was passed by New York City Council and signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio in August. The law is named for Avonte Aquendo, a 14-year-old boy with

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Back-To-School Tips for Students with Special Needs and their Families

By Sheryl R. Frishman, Esq. Littman Krooks, LLP The summer has flown by and now it is time to think about going back to school. While this can be an exciting time, it can also be an anxiety-provoking experience. This

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Discipline and the Special Education Student

By: Giulia Frasca, Esq. The Justice Department conducted a study that shows that although children with special needs who receive special education services comprise twelve percent (12%) of the nation’s students, they constitute nineteen percent (19%) of students disciplined with

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