SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW BLOG

February 7, 2018

School Districts often use words or phrases interchangeably that do not mean the same thing. You have likely seen the phrases "Unilaterally Placed" and "Parentally Placed" on your child's IEP or documents. Some parents may assume that these are just technical ways of s...

January 30, 2018

It is bound to happen at some point.  Whether your child is in public or private school; whether it relates to their IEP, evaluation, or class placement; at some point you will find yourself disagreeing with the District.  How you handle these situations when they aris...

January 15, 2018

"I can't afford to pay for private school."  I hear this all the time from parents, and it is understandable. Private special education schools and service programs cost tens of thousands (and sometimes) hundreds of thousand of dollars - to say nothing of attorneys fee...

December 11, 2017

Though it seems that the 2017-2018 school year has just begun, the time to start thinking about 2018-2019 is now. Once the new year has begun, the DOE will begin to send out notices for IEP meetings. In addition, private schools will start the process of making admissi...

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