SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW BLOG

May 14, 2020

As you may know, to receive the settlement authority in a special education case, the Department must submit a “Comptroller Memo” to the NYC Office of the Comptroller detailing the legal reason for settlement. The Comptroller then reviews the Comptroller Memo and provi...

May 3, 2020

Great news! Last week, we learned that the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, will not seek changes to protections afforded by the IDEA. In responding to a request from Congress for recommendations on waivers to special education requirements during the Covid-19...

April 26, 2020

We understand this is a very challenging time. We will do everything possible to alleviate the additional stress that you may be having regarding your child’s case. Please be safe! Below you will find some of our latest guidance on a variety of Covid-19 related issues.
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April 10, 2020

We understand this is a very challenging time. We will do everything possible to alleviate the additional stress that you may be having regarding your child’s case. Please be safe! Below you will find some of our latest guidance on a variety of Covid-19 related issues.
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March 27, 2020

We understand this is a very challenging time. We will do everything possible to alleviate the additional stress that you may be having regarding your child’s case. Please be safe! Below you will find answers to many of the questions you may have.
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March 14, 2020

At Ratcliff Law, we are closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus.  During this time, our clients and their cases remain our top priority.  In addition, to me personally, the health and safety of my team and their families is of paramount im...

March 1, 2020

We know the impartial hearing process can be extremely stressful for parents. At Ratcliff Law, it is our goal to make the process as seamless as possible. While the process has always been slow due to inadequate payment policies, delays in docket management and local l...

May 23, 2018

Here at Ratcliff Law, we get it: the costs of caring for and educating a special needs child are adding up, and even if you don't think the evaluations conducted by your school district are any good,  you simply can't afford to put down any more money to get your own d...

May 3, 2018

Are you worried you will spend thousands of dollars on a private evaluation and it will all be for naught?  Do you feel lost in terms of what to look for in an evaluator? We are here to help you be sure you are maximizing your investment when it comes to paying for a p...