Tag Archives: Private placements

It’s Worth It

Published on August 18, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Representing children and adolescents with special education needs is an honor and privilege, and I have to say that I really love my chosen field.   But some days it can also be exhausting and depressing.  School districts have the ability, and too often the inclination, to fight families over services, sometimes for years.  Time is […]

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 […]

Common Mistakes Parents of Children with Special Education Needs Make, But Can Avoid: Part X

Published on May 3, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Part ten and the final in the Series:  Unfortunately, prevailing in a legal dispute against your school district is very difficult, so if you can avoid some common traps, why not just avoid them? If you’ve already done one of these things, don’t give up hope, but do try to rectify the situation. If you […]