One of the first things I explain to clients during an initial intake appointment is the basic federal standard for educating students with disabilities. This is frequently referred to as the “alphabet soup” of special education: the
The key determination of the initial IEP meeting is whether your child is eligible for special education. Eligibility hinges on two factors: 1) the child must have a qualifying disability and 2) the disability must interfere
As discussed in previous articles, eligibility is found when a student has one or more qualifying disabilities and the IEP team determines that special education services are necessary for the child to access his or her education.
If you have decided to seek special education services for your child, you have likely traveled a long and often difficult journey already. Your child may have a longstanding medical diagnosis, or you may have been concerned
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) program, originally proposed as Senate Bill 10, was enacted in 2007 to provide additional school choice for students with IEPs in the state of Georgia. The eligibility requirements are simple, but
The most important thing to remember about assessments is that they not only determine eligibility — they also drive placement and services.
If you ever need to seek the advice of an attorney or bring litigation against the school district over your child’s special education program, there are certain documents that you will want to be able to locate