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The receipt of federal funding is an obligation to provide all students with education. When a school district accepts federal funding, it must provide all students with a “free and appropriate public education” in the “least restrictive environment.” This education includes providing special education services to eligible students. The federal […]

Being a parent of a special needs student has its own unique challenges. The shift across the country to online schooling as a result of school closures due to COVID-19 has only made these challenges increasingly more difficult. Many students with disabilities are losing access to services that can only […]

In the case of K.K.M. v. Board of Education of the City of Gloucester City, A-1158-18T1 (App. Div. March 10, 2020), our Appellate Court gives us guidance as to which school district children are required to attend when they are removed from their birth parents’ care by the Department of […]

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) derives from a governmental program (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – “IDEA”) and does not apply to every student with a disability. An IEP only applies to disabled students who apply to the program and are eligible. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination law and […]

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