Feds: Disability-Related Education Complaints Trending Up

Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation’s schools. More than 3,900 complaints based on disability were filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights during the 2014 fiscal year, the most recent period for which statistics are available. Though that’s somewhat fewer than… Read More

CT Student’s Special Education Needs Not Met

In 2012, a Student was identified as as Other Health Impaired (OHI). He has auditory processing issues that impact language, Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The Student was found eligible to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education… Read More

The United State Supreme Court’s FAPE Analysis

Under the Supreme Court test established by Rowley, a free appropriate public education (FAPE) consists of educational instruction specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the handicapped child and related services as are necessary to permit the child to benefit from the instruction. FAPE is not required to maximize the potential of each child; however,… Read More

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