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 Law Blog
Updates and current issues related to the legal rights of students with disabilities in Massachusetts
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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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