Challenging behaviors can interfere with the student’s ability to benefit from education, and can negatively affect the educational experience for the entire class. Interventions and strategies to address behaviors should be included in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
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“Extracurricular Athletics” includes club sports, interscholastic sports (including freshman, junior varsity, and varsity), at all educational levels including the post-secondary level such as intercollegiate, clubs, and intramural sports.
The United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released a groundbreaking directive requiring school districts to provide [...]
Do you really know if your child’s Individualized Education Plan (“IEP”) – the one you worked so hard on – is actually being implemented properly? Learn more and find 7 tips for ways to check, here.
Often, when the parent of a child with disabilities does not agree with a school district’s evaluation findings, they request an independent evaluation. This is paid for by the school district. Here are some reasons parents may want to request an independent evaluation:
Transition Workshops in Pennsylvania: The main goal of special education is simple: to prepare students with disabilities for further education, employment and independent living. In this 90-minute workshop, attendees will learn from experts how to engage in transition planning, and secure services and supports needed for success.
The most common factor in determining whether a child needs an extended school year, or ESY, is the regression/recoupment calculus. ESY decisions can be imperative to your child’s educational and developmental progress.
HF&P is offering a series of webinars in collaboration with Family Support Services of New Jersey, February 16, February 23, and March 1, 2012. Topics are: Creative Options for Housing, Funding and Support Services; Special Education – What The School District Can and Cannot Say: Beyond Basic Rights; and From Entitlement to Eligibility: Maximizing Services & Supports Through the Transition Years. Information and registration links here.
New Jersey Department of Education issued a 2010 memo regarding IEP goals and objectives students whose disabilities do not impact on learning in every subject.
When it comes to special education and disability law, students may be eligible for special education and related services if they have a disability that adversely impacts their learning – not just in academics, but in other areas as well. Some, like those with Asperger’s, have difficulty participating in group activities due to poor social and communication skills. Students with emotional or behavioral disabilities may struggle with life skills, self-regulation, organizational skills or coping skills. They may be eligible for services to help in these areas.