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Effective Parents Maintain Accurate, Complete and Organized Records

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It is Important to Maintain Accurate, Complete and Organized Records  Typically, a child attends school for several years before his or her parents decide to challenge the special education services or placement which have ...

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Effective Parents Have an Understanding of Special Education Rules and Regulations

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Understanding Special Education Rules and Regulations Special education laws and regulations are numerous and complex. Even those of us in the business of representing children with disabilities must study and attend seminars ...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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In Massachusetts, sexual harassment is recognized as a form of discrimination based on sex and is strictly prohibited in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take many forms and occur at varying levels of intensity. Instances ...

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Effective Parents are Aware of Their Child’s Disability and Their Strengths and Weaknesses

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Parents are usually the first to realize that their child is struggling in school or that something is “just not right.” Effective parents trust their instincts and seek evaluations to address their concerns, even when ...

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Special Education Law Tip #13: Dial Back Privately Provided Services

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Most parents’ natural inclination is to help their children succeed. Because of this desire, many parents of children with special education needs choose to provide their child with privately funded special education ...

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Recognizing Dyslexia Awareness Month

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Special Education Attorney Jeff Sankey is pleased to announce that he has become a member of the International Dyslexia Association. The International Dyslexia Association is an ...

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Special Education Tip # 12: Do Not Sign an IEP Without Reviewing it Carefully

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Do not sign an IEP without reviewing it carefully.  An IEP is an important document which specifies a school district’s obligations to provide special education services.  Every year, parents attend team meetings to ...

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Effective Parents are Involved in Their Child’s Education

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Through our work with parents of children involved in the special education system, we have seen what traits Here is the first in a series of tips on navigating the special education system.  Trait # 1: Effective parents are ...

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10 Traits of Effective Parents in Navigating the Special Education System

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Navigating the Special Education System Advocating for children in the special education system can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience for parents. Parents of children who require special education services quickly ...

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Special Education Tip # 11: Maintain Productive Relationships

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Maintain Productive Relationships in Special Education Advocating for services or an out-of-district placement for a child with a disability can be a long and frustrating road. Often, parents must engage in countless team ...

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