Do’s and Don’ts – Getting Your Child’s IEP Ready for the School Year

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in IEP | No Comments
Do’s and Don’ts – Getting Your Child’s IEP Ready for the School Year

The first week of school is a great time to review your child’s IEP, and make any changes that may be necessary to help ensure that your child has a successful school year. Here are some quick tips to help you get your child’s IEP into top shape: Do read the IEP carefully. A well-written IEP will […]

Understanding LRE: What is the Least Restrictive Environment?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in IEP, IEP Team | No Comments
Understanding LRE:  What is the Least Restrictive Environment?

One term that is thrown around a lot at Team meetings is “Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)”.  But what does LRE refer to exactly? IEP Program versus IEP Placement First, it is important to note that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) has two parts – the student’s program and the student’s placement.  A special education program refers to all the ‘stuff’ in the […]

Free Webinar – Off to College for Students with Special Needs (March 11)

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in IEP, Transition | No Comments
Free Webinar – Off to College for Students with Special Needs (March 11)

Free Webinar: Off to College for Students with Special Needs March 11, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Presented by: Dr. Joseph Moldover, Attorney Michelle Moor & Suzanne Crossman, Director of Transition and Guidance, The Landmark School A college education: in today’s world, it’s an increasingly critical piece of the transition to adulthood. At the same time, the world […]

5 Things to Know About “Effective Progress” Under Massachusetts Special Education Law

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Autism, Definitions, IEP | No Comments
5 Things to Know About “Effective Progress” Under Massachusetts Special Education Law

One of the questions I am asked most frequently by parents who have children with special needs is what does the term “effective progress” actually mean?  Often a parent will ask me this question because they are concerned that their child is not doing well at school despite having an IEP, and yet the school […]

IEPs and the Right to “Stay Put”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in IEP, Procedural Protections | No Comments
IEPs and the Right to “Stay Put”

One of the most important procedural protections available under the IDEA and Massachusetts special education law is known as a student’s right to “stay put”.  This right means that, in the event of dispute between a parent and district about a student’s educational needs, a parent can legally require the district to keep the student […]