Tag Archives: Parents’ rights under IDEA

Unfair, But Not Illegal, Special Education Scenarios

Published on June 9, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

On a weekly basis, I am told a story by a parent of child with special education needs which they are convinced is a violation of the law.  It usually starts with “and then the special education teacher told me…” and ends with “they can’t do that, can they?”  To begin with, “they” can do […]

Decisions, Decisions…And Why An IEP Team Must Be Able to Make Them!

Published on June 7, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

How many times have you attended an IEP Team Meeting for your child with special education needs, and requested a service or evaluation, only to be told “well, we’ll have to check with the special education director and get back to you” or “that’s not a decision that I can make” or “I don’t know […]