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September 2017 Legal Update

September’s legal alert summarizes two recent officially published federal court decisions, M.L. v. Smith (2017) and F.L v. Board of Education of Great Neck U.F.S.D. 47 more words

Monthly Legal Update

What does an Advocate do?

 Special Education Advocates can play many roles. One of our most important jobs is to help parents understand their rights, known as “procedural safeguards… 557 more words


STEPS TO START: Resources for Parents in EI, CPSE and CSE .

Dear parents the following links are subject to change.

Step one. Early Intervention Parents transitioning to CPSE and for CPSE parents going through CSE.  Here is the deal everything goes through the CSE until your child is in a public school then it goes to the SBST (School Based Support Team).   132 more words

NYC DOE Public School Parenting

A Superb Article on Endrew F. Closes Bill Crane’s Career as an Advocate for Children with Disabilities

Bill Crane has just posted an excellent article on the website for Mass Advocates for Children (“MAC”), analyzing and commenting on the ramifications of the U.S. 309 more words

News In Special Education


What is FAPE and why is it important in regards to inclusion? According to the website ADA.gov, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is an educational right of children with disabilities in the United States that is guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  477 more words

June 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert summarizes a recent published, federal appellate court decision that is significant for its multiple issue rulings. In M.C. v. Antelope Valley Unified School District… 133 more words

Monthly Legal Update

The Cost of a "Free" and Appropriate Education

Back in 1973, under section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, a new world was formed for students with all types of disabilities. It is specifically defined as, “Under Section 504, FAPE is defined as “the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet individual needs of handicapped persons as well as the needs of non-handicapped persons are met and based on adherence to procedural safeguards outlined in the law.” [ 873 more words

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