An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legal document that guides the delivery of special education services and supports for a student. After a school district proposes an IEP, parents, who are members of their child’s special education Team, have an opportunity to respond. A family can accept, reject, or reject an IEP in part. Whenever […]
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Updates and current issues related to the legal rights of students with disabilities in Massachusetts
Navigating the Special Education Process (Followed by Questions and Answers) Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, and Hudson SEPACs Date: April 15, 2015 Location: Northborough Public Library Time: 6:30-8:15PM RSVP form: www.nspac.org
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 it does not provide appropriate services to address other areas of need, such as social and emotional needs, it is a […]
Navigating the Special Education Process (Followed by Questions and Answers) Presentation by Daniel S. Perlman for the Newton SEPAC When: Thursday, March 19th, 6:30-9:00 PM Where: Newton family private residence – If you would like to attend, please contact Julia Elhauge, who is graciously hosting this event. Julia can be reached by email at email@example.com. I’m looking forward to […]
Recently, a parent sent me an email asking whether a school district could significantly limit an observation of her son’s classroom. The school district was attempting to impose numerous restrictions. An amendment to the special education law in 2008 solidified a parent’s right to observe, and an advisory from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education […]
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