Special Education Law2024-05-05T18:27:06-04:00

Special Education Law

Knowledge of your child’s special education rights will help ensure that their unique needs are met. It is critical to be knowledgeable about laws, regulations, and school procedures impacting your child’s access to the general curriculum prescribed by the school district. The following will provide you with an overview of specific federal laws, such as the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Connecticut and New York state laws pertaining to special education. Such legislation protects students with disabilities and ensures that they receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Being an active voice on the Planning & Placement Team (PPT)/Individualized Education Program Team (IEP Team) and providing valuable input to formulate your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) will impact your child’s future success. This guide will provide you with the essential knowledge and tools to optimize your child’s educational opportunities. Each child is different and you may want to consult with 14 attorneys to ensure that your child’s educational requirements are properly assessed and fully met.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

The following articles will provide a simple, yet comprehensive overview for parents regarding laws and regulations affecting the education of your child who may be impaired by a disability. Parental awareness of a child’s special needs is the best way for the child to exceed expectations and achieve maximum potential. Special education laws and regulations are designed to protect and provide for students with disabilities and ensure that they receive the proper services and necessary assistance for a meaningful educational experience. This Section will help families understand and appreciate key concepts and procedures and be effective advocates for their children in the special education process. As a parent, you know what is best for your child.

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