On August 27, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the Connecticut State Board of Education’s motion to stay an earlier district court ruling that concluded that children (young adults) must remain eligible for special education until they turn 22 or graduate with a “regular high school diploma.”
On June 10, 2020, the United States District Court for Connecticut (federal court) concluded that children (young adults) must remain eligible for special education services until they turn 22, invalidating current state law.
It is National Eating Disorders Awareness week. People don’t often think about eating disorders when they think about special education, but eating disorders can have a significant impact on education. Eating disorders can impact cognitive functioning. Children with eating disorders often have co-occurring disabilities, like depression and anxiety.
Yes, they can! Schools often overlook children with mental health needs like anxiety and depression, particularly when those mental health needs that manifest themselves internally. Depression and anxiety are often invisible.
If you suspect your child may need special education services, it isn’t always easy to figure out how to get the school to provide special education services. The process can be pretty complex and daunting, especially for parents who are new to it.