Tag Archives: IDEA violations

The Tip of the Iceberg

Published on June 16, 2013 by Jennifer Laviano

It's been a fascinating several months here in Connecticut, as we have watched events unfold in the special education community in Darien.  The coverage has been wide locally, but if you don't want to read it all, here's the upshot:  the Special Education Director in this small, affluent town in lower Fairfield County (itself small […]

Special Education Meetings CAN Be Held Over The Summer!

Published on July 25, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

professional essay writing service It is really hard to choose which, among the many statements which violate the IDEA, I hear the most as a parent-side special education attorney.  But if I were pressed, this statement would definitely be towards the top of the list: “we don’t hold IEP meetings over the summer.”  In fact, […]

Unseemly IEP Team Member: “The Lawless Renegade”

Published on May 13, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

“The Lawless Renegade” paper writer IEP Team Meetings can and should include a wide range of educational professionals.  Unfortunately, every once in a while they include a “lawless renegade.”  This is a person who either does not know about, or does not care about, the school district’s legal obligations under federal and state special education […]