Justice Department Settles with Florida District in Class Removals Discrimination Case

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On August 3, 2021, the Department of Justice reached a settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Volusia County Schools (Florida) to address allegations that the district punished Continue Reading →

Progress Graphs of Test Data – A Essential Skill that Parents Need to Master

All important decisions about your child’s education – eligibility, special education, and related services in your child’s IEP, educational progress, compensatory education (or “recovery services”) – are based on test Continue Reading →

Can Parents Demand a Member of the IEP Team be Excluded?

The Guidance Counselor ignored our parental consent form and conducted tests on our daughter against our written instructions, even though she signed the form acknowledging our wishes and concerns. Our Continue Reading →

Must Services in the IEP be Provided by a Special Ed Teacher?

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“My 10-year-old with Downs Syndrome made no progress in reading over the last 4-5 years. A reading specialist evaluated her and recommended a different reading program. The school agreed to Continue Reading →

8 Frequently Asked Questions about Compensatory Education

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As schools reopen, expect the IEP team to schedule a meeting or meetings to discuss your child’s eligibility for compensatory education. As your child’s advocate, you need to learn all you can about compensatory education now. Your child has no more time to waste. Continue Reading →

Identifying and Meeting a Child’s Language Needs

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“We adopted our son from another country three years ago. He is now nine years old, in the 3rd grade. He did not speak English when he arrived in this Continue Reading →