School Is STILL Out. What Parents Need to Know.

By |2020-04-10T14:45:34-04:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Education, Parents, Special Education, Students with Disabilties|

Well, it’s official, the Governor’s Executive Order 7X has extended in class cancellations through May 20, 2020. Guidance from the State Department of Education has been coming out daily. There are a few things you should know. First, the Governor’s Executive Order 7N suspends all state summative and alternate assessments, universal reading screening assessments, and administration of reading assessments in priority districts for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. So, that SBAC testing your 8th grader was worried about? Not happening.

Special Education in the Wake of Coronavirus

By |2020-04-10T14:46:41-04:00March 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Education, Parents, Special Education, Special Education Services, Students with Disabilties|

While coronavirus has not yet hit Connecticut hard, schools around the state are gearing up in anticipation of needed closures of schools. In relation to this, the Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE) has issued guidance to school districts, in the form of a planning tool.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQA) Youth in School

By |2019-09-10T14:45:51-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Bullying, Disability Discrimination, Education, LGBTQA, mental health, Special Education, Special Education Lawyer, Special Education Services|

While June was officially Pride Month, the importance of creating safe, supportive and inclusive school environments for all children including LGBTQA students must a year-round effort. Evidence suggests that a school’s failure to provide a safe, supportive and non-discriminatory environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students can result in significant harm to the child.