[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 […]
Special Education Law Blog
Updates and current issues related to the legal rights of students with disabilities in Massachusetts
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 […]
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