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Connecticut’s Burden of Proof, Redux

Published on March 6, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

Here we go again. Last Spring, I wrote about how parents of children with special education needs in Connecticut, as well as their advocates and attorneys, organized to successfully oppose efforts by school districts to switch the Burden of Proof in Special Education Due Process Hearings from the school district, who has the burden now, […]

The Burden of Proof in CT Special Education Due Process Hearings

Published on April 12, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Connecticut special education regulations assign school districts the burden of proving that they offered a Free and Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”) to a child with special needs if a Due Process Hearing is commenced.  This is known as the “Burden of Proof,” and it is the source of a lot of controversy. Recently, CT school […]