What is a Manifestation Determination Review?

By |2019-08-22T06:49:29-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: delinquency, Expulsion, School Discipline, Special Education, Special Education Lawyer, Special Education Services, Students with Disabilties, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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

By |2019-08-22T06:49:29-04:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Disability Discrimination, Education, School Discipline, Special Education, Special Education Services, Students with Disabilties|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

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

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: child advocate, Disability Discrimination, Education, School Discipline, Special Education, Students with Disabilties|Tags: , , , , , |

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