Custody Disputes and Children with Special Needs

Children with disabilities have a right to a Free Appropriate Public Education.  School districts have an affirmative obligation to seek out and serve students with disabilities.  Parents have the right to advocate on behalf of their child to obtain the type of support they feel is beneficial for their child. But sometimes parents don’t agreeContinue reading “Custody Disputes and Children with Special Needs”

IEP – what to know before you go

An IEP team must include the parents of the student, a regular education teacher, a special education teacher, a representative of the school district who is knowledgeable about the available resources, who can interpret assessment results, and in general is well-versed in the IEP process.  Knowing as much as you can about what an IEPContinue reading “IEP – what to know before you go”

Special Education: What are they talking about?

Special Education Terminology is Confusing! Especially because one term is often used to describe several different things. This handy glossary can help you understand what some common terms mean, and how they apply to your child’s situation.