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How is Special Education Impacted by COVID-19?

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How are special education services affected by the Coronavirus and social distancing? What can parents expect during this time? As a follow-up to the first installment of our series on special needs and special education planning, SVP of Trusts & Estates Nicole Hart sat down again with Marion Walsh, partner at Littman Krooks, LLP to discuss these common concerns and more. In case you missed it, please also see Marion’s recent post on tips for families in the wake of Coronavirus, as well as this post by the Special Education Legal Fund (SELF) with links to useful NY and CT-related…
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Special Needs & Special Education Planning: Education Transitions K-12

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During increasingly uncertain times, many are wondering how special education services may be affected. Even in times of relative stability, it remains important to be aware of some key concepts that come into play with special education. In this first installment of our series of conversations on special needs and special education planning, we explore the main aspects of education transitions from K-12. SVP of Trusts & Estates Nicole Hart speaks with Marion Walsh, partner at Littman Krooks, LLP about what you should know and how to navigate this often challenging process. For additional information, please see Marion’s recent post on…
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Special Needs and Special Education Planning: Part 2

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Back-to-school IEP Tips It’s only the middle of August, but your mind is firmly on September. If your child receives special education services, you don’t have the luxury of worrying about ordinary back-to-school stuff like school supplies and new backpacks. Instead, you’re wondering if the services your child is entitled to will be enough this year and, if so, if they will be offered appropriately. Your child will likely need to contend with a new team of teachers, a new mix of classmates, and a possible turnover of crucial special ed staff members. Will these changes be an opportunity for…
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Special Needs Planning & Special Education Planning

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An Introduction It’s hard to believe that the beginning of a new school year will soon be upon us. However, those of us with children who receive special education services may look upon it with more dread than anticipation. For some, the school year evokes thoughts of PPTs and due process complaints, not back-to-school shopping. The personal aspects of advice around special needs and education — the constant feeling that you must fight tooth and nail to protect your child — combine with my professional role as an advisor to parents in a similar position, moving me to do more…
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