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Learning Disabilities Association Holds Special Education Seminars

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Education, Reading, Special Education, Students with Disabilties|Tags: |

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 |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00July 14th, 2011|Categories: child advocate, Education, Legislation|Tags: , , , |

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 |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00July 14th, 2011|Categories: DCF, Foster Care|Tags: , , , |

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

Landmark Case Clarifies IDEA Protections for Bullied Special Education Students

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00May 3rd, 2011|Categories: Education, School Discipline, Special Education, Students with Disabilties|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Education Committee to Consider Legislation Closing Loopholes on Teacher Background Checks

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00February 23rd, 2011|Categories: child advocate, Education, Legislation|Tags: , , , , |

The Connecticut legislature’s Committee on Education will hold a public hearing today to consider Raised Bill 6326, An Act Concerning the Response of School Districts and The Departments of Education and Children and Families to reports of Child Abuse and Neglect. If passed, the bill would implement the recommendations of the Child Advocate’s report

Deadline Extended for Comment on Special Education Regulations

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00November 4th, 2010|Categories: Legislation, Special Education|Tags: |

he State Department of Education has extended the deadline for responding to proposed revisions to the special education regulations. Any member of the public can comment on the proposed revisions to the special education regulations either by testifying at a public hearing or submitting written comments to the State Department of Education

Investigation Reveals Numerous System Failures When School Employees Abuse or Neglect Children

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00July 12th, 2010|Categories: child advocate, DCF, Education, Special Education Lawyer|Tags: , , , |

The Child Advocate and Attorney General recently released a report, Protecting Our Children: Improving Protections For Children When Allegations Are Made That School System Personnel Abused and/or Neglected Children, detailing the results of an extensive investigation into the response of local school districts

New Law Promises Educational Stability for Children in DCF Care

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00July 1st, 2010|Categories: DCF, Education, Legislation, Special Education, Students with Disabilties|Tags: , , , |

Effective today, children placed in foster care or other out-of-home care by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) can stay in the school they were attending when they were removed from their home, rather than changing schools based on where they are placed. Until now, children who entered state care were required to enroll in school

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