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Footprints in the Sand: A Call to Parents of Adults with Disabilities

Published on September 24, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

buy essays for college I while ago, I wrote a tribute to Eunice and Ted Kennedy, and their legendary contributions to special education advocacy.  In that piece I commented that part of why parents of children with disabilities are at a disadvantage in taking on their school districts is that there is a constant learning […]

10 Special Ed "Back To School" Readiness Questions

Published on August 30, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

essay writing help online It's “back to school” time!  While many of my clients receive Extended School Year (ESY) services over the summer, I have learned over the years in my special education law practice that, regardless of whether your child receives ESY services, a number of things can occur over a summer that might […]

“But Quentin Tarantino is VERY Successful!”

Published on April 25, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

As a parents’ special education attorney in Connecticut, I hear outrageous statements that parents are told by their school districts on an almost daily basis.  But, sometimes, I am told something that passes the realm of outrageous, and crosses into ridiculous. american dream definition essay Such statements mislead or misrepresent the school’s legal obligations, and […]

The Day After Graduation

Published on February 24, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

custom essay order One of the greatest things I’ve discovered since starting this blog is that there are so many lawyers and law students interested in practicing special education law who are thirsty for knowledge about how to get started.  I had the distinct pleasure of being contacted by Attorney Matthew Stoloff last year as […]

Transition Services: The Buck Stops Where?

Published on August 23, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

legitimate work from home One of the most important aspects of the IDEA, about which I speak and write often, is the requirement for Transition Services.  In an upshot, these are the services which are designed to prepare students with disabilities to become adults.  Now, I would argue that ALL special education services should be […]

Pompous Circumstance

Published on June 19, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

This weekend, in high school auditoriums and on lawns across the country, graduation ceremonies will be held to honor those students who have accumulated the necessary credits to receive a diploma.  Families will gather, grandparents will cry, and kids who have gone to school together for years will congratulate one another on a job well […]

“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 […]

“What Will Happen When I’m Gone?”

Published on April 24, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

As a Connecticut special education lawyer who has been representing students with disabilities for many years, I find that most parents who are fighting to get their child the right special education services are most fearful of what will happen to their child when they are no longer able to take care of them. Getting […]