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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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Filing a Complaint and Mediation- you have dispute resolution options.

As a parent, you may at times disagree with decisions made by the school district that relate to your child’s special education needs. While it may feel like going against the school district is a lengthy and costly endeavor, that is not always the case. 434 more words

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National Bullying Prevention Month in October

Although bullying is a widespread occurrence that can be harmful to any child, it is especially troubling for children with special needs. Thankfully, today there are many protections in place to educate school personnel and provide added protections for students. 324 more words

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October Legal Update

Here are my top three special education law items for this month:

  1. A new Second Circuit decision holds that eligibility under the IDEA does not necessarily mean eligibility under Section 504 and its sister statute, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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