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Disciplining Students With Disabilities

Published October 29, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Disciplining Students With Disabilities

Given the climate of school violence that exists today in many of our schools in the form of bullying, guns, and threats to safety, schools are developing zero-tolerance policies to help protect their students. However, these policies must follow rules…

What To Do If Your Child Was Denied Special Education Services

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
What To Do If Your Child Was Denied Special Education Services

If your school district has made a decision about your child’s education, with which you disagree, there are several things you could do. There are several areas where these disagreements may occur: Classification. The school district refuses to classify your…

COVID-19 School Closing Are Causing Special Needs Students To Fall Further Behind Than Their Non-Classified Peers

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
COVID-19 School Closing Are Causing Special Needs Students To Fall Further Behind Than Their Non-Classified Peers

Parents of students with special needs are concerned that their children are more negatively impacted by school closings than students who are not classified. They claim that their children are lagging academically and developmentally. Further, they claim they are also…

COVID Questions Answered

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
COVID Questions Answered

COVID SPECIAL EDUCATION HOTLINE: 732-637-5248 My Child’s Progress Report Said, “Unable to Measure Due to COVID.” What Should I Do? This is unacceptable. Neither State nor Federal Law provides a waiver to the District to provide Special Education Services or…

Compensatory Education - What is it?

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Compensatory Education – What is it?

Compensatory education (comp ed) are services a school district may provide your child with special needs. This especially true when he or she has lost time from services that are guaranteed in his or her IEP. The district may be…

Autism (ASD)

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Autism (ASD)

Autism (also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – ASD) is known as a “spectrum” because there is a wide variation in the type and severity of the symptoms people experience. It occurs in all racial and economic groups, although it…

Bullying Students With Disabilities

Published October 28, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Bullying Students With Disabilities

Harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) can have severe, long-lasting, negative consequences on any student, but especially for a student with a disability. Students with disabilities are affected disproportionately compared to their non-disabled peers by a ratio of almost 3 to…

What Happens to Your Child's IEP If You Transfer Schools?

Published October 15, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
What Happens to Your Child’s IEP If You Have to Switch Schools?

Transferring from one school to another is a challenge for most students and their parents. But having an Individualized Education Program (IEP) adds another layer of complexity when it’s time to move a child with special needs. State and federal…

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Published October 7, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Dr. Mark J. Franceschini. Ed. D. COVID-19 and Epilepsy I want to begin by discussing some important questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and Epilepsy. Q. Are people with epilepsy at higher risk of developing COVID-19? No. Those…

School Support for Dyslexic Students

Published September 14, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
What Supports Do Teachers Use to Help Dyslexic Students?

Teachers use a variety of techniques to assist students who suffer from dyslexia. However, no one technique works better for all children. Students with this disability experience it at different degrees of difficulty in reading and spelling. Such a student…

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