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New Guidelines on IEP goal standards in light of Endrew F.

The Department of Education has released new guidelines for IEP goals in light of the court case Endrew F. v. Douglas Country School District (137 S. Ct. 988).  Endrew rejected the 10th Circuit and other circuits findings that IEP  must result in educational benefit only merely more than de minimis. …

Special Ed Attorneys, Part 1: When Should You Hire One?

A nice 3 part series from Katie Kelly on when, why and how to pick a special education attorney   Special Ed Attorneys, Part 1: When Should You Hire One?. Know When to Call an Attorney Unfortunately, significant damage sometimes occurs before a parent is even aware that there is…

Does my child need an IEP or a 504 plan or both?

Your child does not need both a 504 plan and an IEP (Individualized Education Program).  If your child has an IEP, any 504 accommodations are included in the IEP. An IEP is the document created under IDEA (Individuals with disabilities education act) to provide individualized education instruction to meet a child’s specific needs.  IDEA and an IEP…