Ten Red Flags to Listen for at an IEP Meeting

Worry if you hear

by Elizabeth Alterman – The following is a summary of information that Hillary Freeman, a special education attorney, gave to group of parents about how to best prepare for their child’s individualized education plan. Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Council-Special Education Committee (Princeton, New Nersy), Freeman, who has offices in Princeton, Freehold and Haddonfield, spoke for […]

Court Upholds Rule Requiring School Districts to Pay for Independent Evaluations

The courts ruled that, “Congress has clearly evinced its intent that parents have the right to obtain an IEE at public expense.

by Mark Walsh  – A federal appeals court has upheld a longtime U.S. Department of Education regulation requiring school districts, under certain circumstances, to reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, ruled unanimously to uphold the […]