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Category: Special Education

Happy Birthday, IDEA!

Dec 1, 2020
December 2nd is National Special Education Day, commemorating the anniversary of the nation’s first federal special education law. The Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act was signed into law on...

Epilepsy and the Classroom

Nov 3, 2020
As a parent, you know that for a child with epilepsy, a seizure disorder can seriously impact their success in the classroom. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the...

It’s Back to School – One Way or Another

Aug 31, 2020
Whether or not we feel ready, the start of another school year is here. The big difference this year, of course, is the COVID-19 virus. Some school districts will open...

Returning to the Classroom under COVID: A Planning Checklist

Aug 31, 2020
When children walk into their classrooms this fall, many things will look different. Since familiarity helps children feel secure, the changes necessary to safeguard everyone from COVID-19 may upset or...

Why We Advocate

Oct 17, 2019
Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler is recognized as one of the leading special education law firms in NJ, having helped thousands of children with special needs receive access to the educational...

October is Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month

Oct 8, 2018
Like people, learning disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. During the month of October each year, the Learning Disabilities Association of America shines a much-needed spotlight on the variety...

Students with Behavioral Disabilities Have Rights, Too

Oct 1, 2018
If your child has a behavioral issue, you know it. You’ve likely known it for a very long time. When it’s time for school, others are going to learn about...

Out of District Placement Looming? Preserve Your Right to Reimbursement

Sep 6, 2018
Whether your child with special needs requires care your school district is unable to provide or circumstances have led to a sudden need for out of district placement (residential or...

8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of an IEP/504 Meeting

Aug 22, 2018
When you have a child with special needs, you know two things unequivocally: there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your child and IEP/504 Meetings can be exhausting, frustrating and...

Disagree with a HIB Determination? Don’t Wait to Appeal!

Aug 20, 2018
The New Jersey Board of Education made some changes to the HIB law (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – see below for HIB Act details) on July 1, closing some loop...