In his final blog post at Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC), former Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) hearing officer Bill Crane wrote an excellent analysis on the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). In the post, Bill discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1. The […]
Special Education Law Blog
Updates and current issues related to the legal rights of students with disabilities in Massachusetts
Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Northborough and Southborough Special Education Advisory Council (NSPAC), co-hosted by Westborough SEPAC and Shrewsbury SEPAC When You Disagree with an IEP: How to effectively resolve special education conflicts. Followed by questions and answers. Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Location: Algonquin Regional High School Library 79 Bartlett St., Northborough Time: […]
Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Malden SEPAC Beyond Basic Rights: What Parents Need to Know To Successfully Navigate the Special Education Process A presentation focused on resolving disagreements in special education. Followed by questions and answers. Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 Location: Linden STEAM Academy (29 Wescott Street, Malden) Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. RSVP: email@example.com
The Massachusetts Youth Health Survey (YHS), provided to students in grades 6-12, is conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in randomly selected public middle and high schools biannually. DESE and DPH have just released the most recent statistics (available here), from a […]
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently issued an advisory on the characteristics of high quality transition services. In Massachusetts, starting at age 14, public school districts are required to provide students who have disabilities with services to address the student’s needs and build skills related to employment, vocation, daily living, and post-secondary education. The helpful guidance […]
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