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What Are Related Services for Special Education?

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that governs special education. Children who are eligible to receive special education services are eligible to receive both (1) special education and ...

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What Impairments are Considered ‘Disabilities’ for Special Education Purposes in Massachusetts?

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Are you wondering whether your child has a disability that may qualify him or her for special education services? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – the federal law that governs special education ...

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Who Qualifies for Special Education Services?

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When your child demonstrates academic, social or emotional difficulties at school, you may wonder whether he or she might need special education services. How is a child found eligible for such services? The Individuals with ...

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Educational Benefits Outweigh Costs to Private Placements

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A recent article in Cape Cod Today reported that, among all Cape Cod school districts, 237 students with special needs had been placed in private placements during the last school year at a cost to taxpayers of $19 Million. ...

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Parents Have the Right to Observe Their Child’s Special Education Program

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What rights do parents have to observe their child in school? When you as a parent have concerns about your child’s performance, a classroom observation can provide important information about your child’s program.  If ...

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