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The Anxiety Epidemic in Public Schools

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.

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What Schools Can Do to Reduce School Shootings

The young man is alone. He has no friends. He has been expelled from school.

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Testimony Regarding S.B. 542

Attorney Andrew A. Feinstein testified before the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate regarding S.B. 542, An Act Establishing the Connecticut Special Education Predictable Cost Cooperative, dated February 21, 2017. You can read the testimony here:

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Letter to The Education Committee Dated January 30, 2017

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Is It Discipline In Disguise? Your Child’s Behavioral Needs and the IEP

You may already be aware that your child’s IEP needs to address his behavioral, social, and emotional needs (among others) in addition to his academic deficits and learning challenges. For example, a student who needs specialized reading instruction may receive an IEP under the Specific Learning Disability designation.

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Beyond the Triennial Reevaluation: When Do I Ask the School to Reevaluate My Child?

If you’re familiar with the special education eligibility process, you may already know that the IDEA requires your school district to evaluate your child at least once every three years following the initial evaluation that determines his eligibility for special education and related services. This process is known as the triennial reevaluation, or sometimes referred to as a student’s “triennial review.”

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Dyslexia Basics: What Do I Need to Know About My Child’s Reading Disability?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability characterized by difficulty with reading. It impacts the individual’s ability to recognize words accurately and fluently by associating sounds with symbols, a process known as decoding.

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Back to School: Five Strategies to Get Organized for the New School Year

Are you dreading the first day back to school, or are you excited for the growth you expect to see in your child’s educational progress this year? August is the perfect month to implement these simple but effective strategies for getting organized and ready for the first day of school.

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Welcome to Our Blog

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting.

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Extended School Year (ESY): Does My Child Need a Summer Program as Part of His IEP?

Summer is in full swing, and for many students with IEPs, that means extended school year (ESY) programming. An ESY program is a bit different from summer school.

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