Tag Archives: parents of children with special education needs

“Divide And Conquer” And Your Teenager with Disabilities

Published on May 4, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Ah, teenagers.  They do keep us on our toes, don’t they?  Having represented scores of teenagers with disabilities over the years, I can tell you that designing an appropriate IEP for a teenager can be a challenge.  Regardless of what special education eligibility category your child falls into under the IDEA, adolescence can thwart the […]

You’re Not Having Dinner with These People

Published on April 25, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

It can be incredibly difficult for many parents to express their concerns about their children’s program to the school district staff.  I can not even count the number of times I have been interviewing a prospective client who has been going along with the school district’s recommendations for years, even though something in their gut […]