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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 […]

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 […]

Transitioning into a new classroom with a new teacher is challenging for most children, but it is particularly challenging with children with special needs. The following is what you can do to make your child’s transition into a new classroom successful: First, prior to school commencing, email your child’s teacher […]

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