What is a Manifestation Determination Review?

When a child with a disability gets in trouble at school, the law requires that the school take steps not to discriminate against the child based on his or her disability. The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) creates a framework and a process for this, known as a manifestation determination review.

Ten Things You Should Know About Section 504 and Expulsion in Connecticut

If your child has a 504 plan and is facing expulsion, you should know that your child has rights. In a nutshell, the school district cannot expel students for behavior that is caused by or substantially related to their disability.

Landmark Case Clarifies IDEA Protections for Bullied Special Education Students

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

In-School Suspension Law Should Not Be Delayed

Three years ago, the Connecticut legislature passed a law, Public Act 07-66, to require suspensions of students to occur in school unless “the administration determines that the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension.”

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