Tag Archives: IEE

IEEs: Do You Have to Explain Why You Disagree?

Published on February 14, 2011 by Jennifer Laviano

  As I have covered on several occasions in the past, a parent's right to an Independent Education Evaluation (IEE) under the IDEA is, in my view, one of the strongest available under the special education laws.  This opportunity to get a “second opinion” on the school district's evaluations is, in many cases, the difference […]

If You’re So Sure You’re Right, Why Deny an IEE?

Published on May 31, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I have been representing children with special needs in Connecticut since 1996.  Despite more than a decade in this field, I am always astounded by how many conflicts arise in special education because there is a fundamental disagreement between the parents and the school about whether a child has been properly evaluated.   It’s a pretty […]