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Special Education

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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UPDATED GUIDE TO TRANSITION PLANNING FOR NEW JERSEY STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES NOW AVAILABLE

Published on: December 19, 2019

ELC has released a revised, updated and expanded guide crucial to the rights of students with disabilities: “Transition Planning:  A Guide for Advocates.”

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EDUCATION IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT: HOW ARE NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS DOING?

Published on: October 21, 2019

As part of a settlement agreement, the NJDOE has issued final reports to 76 school districts on their compliance with the requirement to educate students with disabilities in the “least restrictive environment.”

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NJDOE SUSPENDS UNREGULATED INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN RESPONSE TO ELC APPEAL

Published on: August 27, 2019

The NJDOE has halted the unregulated use of the internet by school districts to deliver essential services to students with disabilities in response to ELC’s legal challenge to that practice.

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ELC SUES OVER FAILURE TO REGULATE INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: October 17, 2018

ELC has filed a lawsuit challenging the NJDOE's failure to regulate school district use of the internet to deliver essential services to students with disabilities.

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REPORT: SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING DELAYS GROSS DENIAL OF JUSTICE

Published on: March 21, 2018

NJ Special Education Practitioners has sent a report to Governor Phil Murphy analyzing the State's unconscionable delays in completing hearings in disputes over special education services for children with disabilities.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION FAILURES IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON CONTINUE

Published on: January 10, 2018

For a second year, ELC is receiving reports that students with disabilities in the State-operated Paterson School District are not receiving required speech-language services

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SPECIAL EDUCATION CRISIS IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON SCHOOLS WORSENS

Published on: September 6, 2017

A recent complaint investigation report issued by the NJDOE found Paterson out of compliance with special education requirements pertaining to preschool students in the district.

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