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Special Education

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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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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