Category Archives: Guest Posts

Bullying of Kids with Disabilities: How One Young Man Took Back Control

Published on March 31, 2011 by Jennifer Laviano

For followers of my blog, you know that the bullying of kids with disabilities is a subject that I believe has long been overlooked.  I have spoken and written about this topic for years, well before bullying was a fixture on the evening news. Recently, I had the chance to hear a very inspirational story about a […]

IDEA Hearings: A Hearing Officer’s View

Published on April 6, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

I have known of BJ Ebenstein for years, but only recently did I have the honor of getting to chat with her about the important legal issues that impact children with special education needs.  Since I have found in my Connecticut special education law practice that most parents have no idea what information is, and […]

The Day After Graduation

Published on February 24, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

custom essay order One of the greatest things I’ve discovered since starting this blog is that there are so many lawyers and law students interested in practicing special education law who are thirsty for knowledge about how to get started.  I had the distinct pleasure of being contacted by Attorney Matthew Stoloff last year as […]

On Science, Pseudoscience, and the Mega-millions Lottery

Published on January 31, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

The first time I met Dr. Peter Gerhardt, he was giving a presentation in New York City which was focused on the needs of older students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The workshop encompassed everything from teaching students appropriate bathroom “etiquette” to how and when to discuss sex.  I was thoroughly impressed!  He managed to […]