Tag Archives: LRE

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities: Obtaining Appropriate Special Education Services

Published on June 6, 2013 by Jennifer Laviano

Tune in to our latest WebShow on obtaining appropriate services under the IDEA for students with dyslexia.   Monday  June 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST.  Live Q&A with questions posted on the YSER Facebook Page.  If you have questions in advance, feel free to post them as comments to this page.  We look forward […]

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 […]

Paging Dr. Freud

Published on February 15, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

adobe software Dreamweaver CC to buy I guess I was due for a rant. First, I get a vile comment on the blog that likened Asperger’s Disorder to a fad, and further blamed a number of disabilities on poor parenting.  Thankfully, you, my loyal readers, jumped on board and shamed this yahoo with your reasoned […]

It’s Worth It

Published on August 18, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Representing children and adolescents with special education needs is an honor and privilege, and I have to say that I really love my chosen field.   But some days it can also be exhausting and depressing.  School districts have the ability, and too often the inclination, to fight families over services, sometimes for years.  Time is […]

Let’s Add the “A” to “LRE”

Published on July 22, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

how to grow your penis If you have been spending any time at all in the special education community, whether as a parent, educator, or other professional, you have likely heard the term “least restrictive environment,” commonly referred to as “LRE.”  This provision of the IDEA states that:  “to the maximum extent appropriate, children with […]

How the “PJ Case” Impacts Connecticut Special Education

Published on May 10, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

If you are like many of my clients, you may have heard your school district mention the “PJ Case” at your IEP Team meeting.  What is it, and why is everyone talking about it? In 2002, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut approved a settlement agreement and Consent Decree between the […]

Inclusion Is Not Osmosis

Published on April 28, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

As most parents of children with special education needs have heard, children with disabilities are required, by law, to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) appropriate to meet their needs.  The strong preference is that we have our children with special education needs in the same educational setting that they would be in […]