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February 2017 Legal Update

This month’s update provides the highlights and practical implications of the following two major legal developments:

  1. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses CT, NY, and VT and which is the most active federal appeals court under the IDEA, recently issued a significant decision that largely pierces or erodes the methodology barrier.
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Six factors for Home Buyers with Special Needs Children to consider.

School ratings, rankings, and reputation are some of the most important factors for homebuyers in New Jersey.  Families often sacrifice commuting time, space, and budget, all to be in a “good” school district.   384 more words

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The Next Chapter of Special Education in the U.S. is being decided.

A higher standard of special education could be the country’s new standard. The next chapter of Special Education Laws in the U.S. is currently being written, quite literally, by the Supreme Court. 412 more words

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December Legal Update

This December alert provides highlights of the following significant article, which appeared in print this month and which provides the full details of a recent empirical analysis of case law on procedural FAPE: 29 more words

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A guide to the 504 Plan

At times, a child may have an impairment that has a substantial impact on their functioning, but still does not qualify for an IEP for special education. 253 more words

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What Parents of Children with Life-Threatening Food Allergies want you to know.

For parents of children with a serious or life-threatening food allergy, sending their child to school everyday includes an added fear that most of us don’t have to deal with. 322 more words

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Protections for Children with Food Allergies

If your child has a food allergy, the school has a duty develop rules, procedures, and guidelines to provide that child with a safe environment. While New Jersey has published guidelines for the management of life-threatening food allergies in schools, each school is still responsible for establishing rules as needed and as they see fit. 323 more words

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