Tag Archives: Mediations

How You Can Help Your Special Education Advocate or Attorney

Published on June 28, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

If you have decided to retain the services of either a special education attorney or a non-attorney advocate, you are about to embark upon a difficult, but hopefully successful, venture together.  Most professionals charge for their time, and many do so by the hour.  Therefore, if you have made the decision to hire such an […]

Resolution Sessions Under the IDEA

Published on June 4, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Every few years, Congress reauthorizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  As part of that process, changes are made to the Statute, many of which are lobbied for by school districts or parents’ disability advocacy groups.  The 2004 Reauthorization of the IDEA, which led to the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of […]

If It’s Almost Fixed, Let’s Not Break It

Published on May 22, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

It’s not even June yet, but my tolerance for the gamesmanship that accompanies so many Annual Review IEP meetings is getting lower by the day.  In particular, it never ceases to amaze me how very quickly some special education administrators want to yank services from a kid the moment it becomes clear that they are […]