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New Law Limits Suspension and Expulsion of Children in Pre-K to Grade 2

By |September 8th, 2015|

A new law limits the suspension or expulsion of children in pre-school through second grade. The laws regarding suspension and expulsion for students in Grade 3 to 12 are unchanged

Everything you need to know about service animals

By |May 5th, 2015|

A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. A service animal must be a dog-with one exception-miniature horses may be allowed with special requirement in regulations

Special Education Training Opportunity

By |September 4th, 2014|

SpEdCT will soon be holding its annual “What You Need to Know About Special Education," a seminar for parents and professionals. This year, as always, the series will be packed with

Homework Headaches

By |October 15th, 2012|

The school year is now well under way. For many parents, that means homework headaches are in full swing! If you spend your nights imploring, cajoling, and begging your child to get his or her homework done, you might find this article identifying 4 Keys to Managing Homework for Children with Learning Disabilities helpful

Attorney Ghio to Present at the 2012 Autism Spectrum Disorder Summer Institute

By |July 24th, 2012|

The University of Saint Joseph is once again offering the Autism Spectrum Disorder Summer Institute. Attorney Ghio will be one of many speakers during this four-day program is designed

Learning Disabilities Association Holds Special Education Seminars

By |August 2nd, 2011|

The Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut will soon be holding its annual “What You Need to Know About Special Education Seminar for Parents and Professionals” to educate parents and professionals about special education. This year, as always, the series will be packed with valuable information for anyone interested in special education law, especially parents of children with special education needs

New Law Protects Children from Abuse by School Employees

By |July 14th, 2011|

Just last week, the Governor signed Public Act 11-93, imposing new requirements intended to protect children from abuse by school employees. The law adopts recommendations made in a report issued in July 2010 by the Office of the Child Advocate and the Attorney General

What should I do if DCF is taking custody of my grandchild?

By |July 14th, 2011|

If you are a grandparent or other relative of a child in DCF care, it is important to learn about grandparents’ rights and relatives’ rights as early as possible after your relative has been taken by DCF. If a child you love has been taken into DCF custody, don’t wait to act

Can DCF take my foster child?

By |July 14th, 2011|

DCF has the authority to make placement decisions for children committed to their care. That does not mean, however, that foster parents have no ability to protect the children in their care. In fact, the law provides foster parents with rights

Landmark Case Clarifies IDEA Protections for Bullied Special Education Students

By |May 3rd, 2011|

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently decided that when bullying affects a special education student’s opportunity to receive an appropriate education, schools have a responsibility to address bullying, take steps to prevent it from occurring in the future
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