Transitioning into the adult sphere can be a tricky venture under the best circumstances, and even more so for individuals with a disability. Covid-19 has abruptly transformed the landscape of transition for such individuals even further.
Senior Judge Charles S. Haight issued a landmark ruling on June 10, 2020 in the case ofA.R. v. Connecticut State Board of Education. The ruling threw out Connecticut law providingthat students with disabilities would age out of special education services on June 30 if thestudent turned 21 during the twelve months.
Feinstein Education Law Group filed an amicus brief in the case Connecticut Coalition For Justice In Educational Funding, Inc., Et. Al. V. M. Jodi Rell, Et. Al., S.C. 19768. You can read the text here:
Judge Moukawsher issued a monumental ruling yesterday in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell. Based on an extensive trial that ran from January through June, the judge determined that Connecticut’s system of funding education was irrational and unconstitutional.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed massive changes in education funding and the legislature is beginning to work on his proposals. While it is extremely unlikely that the governor’s radical proposals will be adopted, the legislature needs to correct the irrational funding system that now exists.
I appreciate the opportunity to be included in this excellent panel. I commend Kathie Gabrielson for her work and creativity in putting this together.
Chairman Slossberg, Chairman Boucher, Chairman Fleischmann, Ranking Member Lavielle and members of the Committee, I am pleased to be able to present my opinion to this committee on various bills subject to hearing today before this Committee. I am an attorney in private practice in Mystic, whose entire practice revolves around representing children with disabilities.
Jonathan is a bright young man, raised by a loving couple in an affluent suburban neighborhood. He always was easily distractible and rather high strung, but not so severely so as to undermine his high B/low A average.