SPRING IS HERE: PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR – Special Education Advocacy

A few things to consider if your child has an IEP {individual education plan) for specially…

Connecticut Bill Targets Property Tax Exemptions for Educational Institutions

This blog/web site presents general information only. The information you obtain at this site is not,…

Civil Rights Data on Students’ Access to Educational Opportunities During the Pandemic Released by U.S. Department of Education

On November 15, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released…

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR (ESY): Time to Consider – Special Education Advocacy

First off, so many don’t really have a good sense of what “extended school year” is…

Neurodivergent Affirming Care for Autistic Children and Their Families with Dr. Taylor Day – Shefter Law, P.A.

Stress-Free IEP® with Frances Shefter, Ep 45 In this episode of Stress-Free IEP®, Frances speaks with…

SEAS – Special Education Advocacy Summit – June 5th to June 8th | Wrightslaw Way

The St. Mary’s University School of Law is presenting the Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS), a…

U.S. Department of Education Guidance and Resources about Addressing Discrimination and Harassment on the Basis of National Origin

The Biden Administration has made concentrated efforts to address the rise in reports of antisemitic, Islamophobic,…

Navigating IEPs and Special Education with Jamilah Bashir – Shefter Law, P.A.

Stress-Free IEP® with Frances Shefter, Episode 44 In this episode of Stress-Free IEP®, Frances Shefter speaks…

Wrightslaw Products are 25% OFF! | Wrightslaw Way

Get Ready for IEP Season Now! Inside every Wrightslaw book, you will find answers to questions,…

SPECIAL EDUCATION? DO NOT DO IT … – Special Education Advocacy

Do not do it ALONE! There are a few things in life which the DYI model…

DOJ Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Online Accessibility Requirements

On August 4, 2023, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published…

The Pareto Principle, The Diffusion of Innovation, and Your Child’s School: There are Unicorns Out There! – Special Education Advocacy

Yes, I believe in unicorns.  And I am also grounded in stoicism.  Please read on ……

Unraveling Disability Benefits with Anjel Burgess Esq. – Shefter Law, P.A.

Stress-Free IEP® with Frances Shefter, Episode 43     In this episode of Stress-Free IEP®, Frances…

OCR Fact Sheet on Ensuring Meaningful Participation in Advanced Coursework and Specialized Programs for Students Who Are English Learners

In 2023, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released a Fact Sheet…

Connecticut State Department of Education Issues New Transgender Student Guidance

Connecticut State Department of Education Issues New Transgender Student Guidance Late last week the Connecticut State…

Can an IEP List More than One Disability? | Wrightslaw Way

I was told that only one disability can be documented in the IEP. My son has…

Are Your District’s Social Media Accounts a Ticking Legal Time Bomb?

This month’s edition of The CABE Journal features an article by Attorney Zachary Schurin addressing the…

Anticipating Regulations on Athletics Opportunities Under Title IX: A Look Back at 2023 Guidance from OCR

In April 2023, the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)…

Register for the February 3rd Wrightslaw Training On Long Island, NY! | Wrightslaw Way

This Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is…

A Look Back at a Year of Stress-Free IEP® – Shefter Law, P.A.

Stress-Free IEP® with Frances Shefter, Episode 42 In this episode of Stress-Free IEP® Frances looks back…

Building Key Literacy Skills for Your Pre-Reading Child with Melissa McCall – Shefter Law, P.A.

Stress-Free IEP® with Frances Shefter, Episode 41 In this episode of Stress-Free IEP®, Frances Shefter speaks…