Tag Archives: advisory opinions

Resolution Sessions Under the IDEA

Published on June 4, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Every few years, Congress reauthorizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  As part of that process, changes are made to the Statute, many of which are lobbied for by school districts or parents’ disability advocacy groups.  The 2004 Reauthorization of the IDEA, which led to the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of […]

Should I Attend a Special Education Mediation?

Published on May 23, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Each State is required under the IDEA to make Mediation opportunities available for parents of children with special education needs.  In fact, it is a procedural safeguard ever since the 2004 IDEA.  While the process is voluntarily for both parents AND school districts, some parents feel pressured to attend a Mediation, or even believe it […]