Category Archives: Special Ed – CT specific

CT Parents: Your Child’s Disability Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Published on April 17, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

So, it’s IEP Season, time for your child’s Annual Review meeting. As part of that meeting, you should be discussing whether or not your child requires summer services. If you are like many, you don’t even get to the subject of ESY (Extended School Year) programming until the very end of the meeting, usually when […]

The Burden of Proof in CT Special Education Due Process Hearings

Published on April 12, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Connecticut special education regulations assign school districts the burden of proving that they offered a Free and Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”) to a child with special needs if a Due Process Hearing is commenced.  This is known as the “Burden of Proof,” and it is the source of a lot of controversy. Recently, CT school […]