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Month: April 2014

Understanding the dangers of seclusion and restraints in special education

By: SGW
Apr 29, 2014
The use of seclusion and restraint in schools for disciplinary and safety reasons is a difficult issue, especially in regards to severely disabled children. Part of the problem is that...

What least “Restrictive Environment” means under the IDEIA?

By: SGW
Apr 24, 2014
The concept of “least restrictive environment” is a core element of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvements Act (IDEIA), and was a fairly revolutionary concept when embraced in its predecessor,...

Knowing when to get your child the help he or she needs

By: SGW
Apr 21, 2014
There is a wide range of severity of different childhood disabilities. Many conditions may not be readily apparent and may take years to identify and diagnose. But that does not...

Researches note spike in U.S. Autism diagnosis

By: SGW
Apr 18, 2014
Autism has been a mysterious condition since it was first classified, and its cause remains largely unknown, even to this day. The fact that there is little to no consensus...

Early childhood benefits under IDEIA

By: SGW
Apr 14, 2014
Much of the discussion pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) focuses on what it provides to the parents of school-age children in New Jersey and throughout...

Due Process and Special Education Services

By: SGW
Apr 10, 2014
When most people hear the term “due process,” they think of a person’s right to a trial before receiving punishment for a crime. However, in our legal system, due process...

New Jersey Special Education Statistics

By: SGW
Apr 7, 2014
Many parents in New Jersey worry that asking for special help for children with disabilities means pulling those children out of regular school and separating them from friends and classmates....

Your IEP Team

By: SGW
Apr 1, 2014
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the centerpiece of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). However, establishing an IEP that is truly beneficial to your child requires not...