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Special Education

NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE APPROVES USE OF NON-ATTORNEY ADVOCATES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEEDINGS

Published on: April 20, 2021

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law published a new opinion superseding a prior controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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NJ STILL NOT PROTECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO COVID-19 RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION

Published on: March 31, 2021

This concern is raised in a notice from prominent special education advocates that the NJDOE’s guidance falls short of meeting crucial federal and state legal requirements.

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ADVOCATES PRESS GOVERNOR MURPHY TO SAFEGUARD RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO COMPENSATORY EDUCATION IN THE PANDEMIC

Published on: February 12, 2021

Prominent special education advocates urge Governor and Commissioner of Education to step up efforts to ensure districts provide compensatory education to students with disabilities.

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NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE SEEKS INPUT ON LIMITING ROLE OF NON-LAWYERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Published on: October 27, 2020

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law will allow for public comment on a controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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COVID-19 AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: YOUR UPDATED GUIDE ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Published on: September 29, 2020

ELC has released a revised and expanded second edition of COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions focusing on special education issues.

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COVID-19 AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Published on: June 9, 2020

ELC has released an FAQ to respond to the urgent need for information about the rights of students with disabilities while schools are closed and remote learning is taking place.

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NEW JERSEY DISTRICTS CAN’T DEMAND WAIVERS IN RETURN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: May 6, 2020

The NJDOE has issued a firm prohibition to school districts against conditioning special education services on parents waiving their students’ rights guaranteed under federal law.

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PROPOSED FIX FOR DELAYS IN NEW JERSEY SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS RESTRICTS STUDENT RIGHTS

Published on: March 10, 2020

A proposal by the NJDOE and Office of Administrative Law to shorten significant delays in special education hearings impermissibly restricts students’ rights, according to NJ’s leading advocates for students with disabilities.

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