Tag Archives: FAPE

The Sudden Blossoming of the Represented Child

Published on July 31, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

When parents of children with disabilities have reached the point that they have called me, they are incredibly frustrated and overwhelmed with their school district.  Yes, sometimes they are angry, but far more often than that, they are worried, upset, and fearful about their child’s future.  In addition, they are often conflicted about whether to […]

Special Education Munchausen’s?

Published on May 10, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I simply do not understand the attempt by so many school districts, and their counsel, to portray the genuine concern of parents of children with special education needs as exaggerated, or worse, fabricated.   Having practiced special education law in Connecticut for many years, and represented hundreds of families in that time, I am just […]