[This post was first published on March 17, 2015. Since then, it has been shared on social media nearly 1,000 times] A recent Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) decision makes clear that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that allows for academic progress is not enough. Even when an IEP is appropriate academically, if […]
About Daniel S. Perlman
Daniel S. Perlman has committed his entire legal career to helping families who have children with special needs. As a special education lawyer, he helps ensure that children with special needs receive the services and support they need and are entitled to under law.
Entries by Daniel S. Perlman
I look forward to presenting at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) 16th Annual School Law Conference on Friday, May 6, 2016 in Boston. Description from MCLE: In the ever-changing world of school law, keeping up with new developments can be a huge challenge. There is no better way to educate yourself about the many […]
The Autism IEP Act, championed by Massachusetts Advocates for Children, took effect in July 2006, amending M.G.L c. 71B § 3. Fast approaching its 10-Year anniversary, the law provides critical protections for students on the Autism spectrum and has had a significant impact on how school districts meet the needs of students. The law requires […]
Important Special Education Law Updates Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Acton-Boxborough SEPAC Presentation followed by questions and answers. Questions should please be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. The SEPAC’s regular business meeting will follow this event. Food and refreshments will be served. Date: Wednesday, November 18th Location: R.J. Grey Junior High library (16 Charter Rd, Acton, […]
When used correctly, stay-put provides a powerful and important protection for families who have children with disabilities. In short, stay-put prevents unilateral action by a school district when parents object to a change in their child’s educational program or placement. The protection ensures consistency in a student’s program during a dispute – which is critical […]
The U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) recently reminded school districts about the importance of evaluating and providing special education services to students considered “twice exceptional.” This group includes individuals who have a disability and are also intellectually gifted. Of note, the DOE expressed concern about supporting students with emotional disabilities. According to the DOE’s memorandum: […]
Special Education Basic Rights and Practical Tips Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Northborough Southborough SEPAC The workshop introduces participants to the federal and state special education laws, special education process, practical tips to navigate the process, and how to resolve disagreements with the school district. Date: October 15, 2015 Location: Algonquin Regional High School Library – 79 Bartlett Street, […]
The Parent and Professional Advocacy League recently released a helpful (and free) guide, Moving to Young Adult Life: A Legal Guide for Parents of Youth with Mental Health Needs. The guide covers topics such as financial decisions, health care options, and guardianship. It is certainly worth a read, and provides a useful roadmap. Receive blog […]
Navigating the Special Education Process (Followed by Questions and Answers) Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Somerville SEPAC Date: May 11, 2015 Location: Kennedy School Library Time: 6:30-8:30PM RSVP: Kim Rego – email@example.com
The right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) does not end at the school house doors. Students who have disabilities have a right to transportation as a “related service” when it is necessary to benefit from special education. A school district is responsible for providing transportation to ensure a student receives all the special education […]
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