29 11, 2018

Is FAPE Required Under a 504 Plan?

2019-05-22T11:51:10-05:00

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance, including federal funds. Section 504 provides that: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . .”1 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) enforces Section 504 in programs and activities that receive funds from ED. Recipients [...]

Is FAPE Required Under a 504 Plan?2019-05-22T11:51:10-05:00
19 10, 2018

Advocating for Your Child Using Endrew F.

2018-10-19T10:49:06-05:00

The Supreme Court’s 2017 Endrew F. decision on the meaning of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) can help advocate for your child with disabilities.  The case involved a boy with autism and ADHD, who made almost no progress on his IEP goals because his behavioral and academic needs weren’t addressed. The landmark decision is an opportunity to improve the services IEPs offer students. And it’s up to you as a parent to make the most of it. […]

Advocating for Your Child Using Endrew F.2018-10-19T10:49:06-05:00
29 05, 2018

Comments that Parents Hear: “We cannot/will not provide services to your child during after school activities or nonacademic services.”

2018-05-31T08:28:07-05:00

Recall the Law: Schools (a) “must take steps, including, the provision of supplementary aids and services determined appropriate and necessary by the child’s IEP Team, to provide nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities in the manner necessary to afford children with disabilities an equal opportunity for participation in those services and activities.” “(b) Nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities may include counseling services, athletics, transportation, health services, recreational activities, special interest groups or clubs sponsored by the public agency, referrals to agencies that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities, and employment of students, including both employment by the public agency and assistance [...]

Comments that Parents Hear: “We cannot/will not provide services to your child during after school activities or nonacademic services.”2018-05-31T08:28:07-05:00
29 05, 2018

FAPE | Key Definitions in IDEA

2018-07-23T14:37:21-05:00

FAPE is an acronym that stands for free appropriate public education.  A cornerstone of IDEA, our nation’s special education law, is that each eligible child with a disability is entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet the child’s unique needs and that prepares the child for further education, employment, and independent living. Defined in IDEA at | 34 CFR §300.17, as follows: 300.17 Free appropriate public education. Free appropriate public education or FAPE means special education and related services that— (a) Are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, [...]

FAPE | Key Definitions in IDEA2018-07-23T14:37:21-05:00

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