By Marion M. Walsh, Esq.,& Sandi Rosenbaum, Special Education Advocate

The New York State Board of Regents announced that they are expanding the Safety Net Option for students with disabilities to earn a local diploma. The expansion took effect on December 12, 2017 on an emergency basis, beginning with students graduating in January 2018 and the Board of Regents will, in all likelihood, approve the expansion in March 2018 as a permanent change.
Some initial reports have indicated that parents applaud the move. However, parents and students need to be very cautious.This easier access to a diploma could have unforeseen consequences and pressure students to leave school before they are ready.  Once students earn a high school diploma, they are no longer eligible for special education services, even if they are not independent.
Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that Marion M. Walsh, Esq., has been named a partner at the firm. "It is with deep appreciation for her contributions that the firm welcomes  her as a partner," says Bernard A. Krooks, Managing Partner. "Under Marion's leadership, our Special Education practice continues to grow and now includes four attorneys and two advocates. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that children with disabilities receive an appropriate education."  

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ("TCJA") was enacted into law on December 22, 2017. The TCJA represents the most significant overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code in more than 30 years. It contains many provisions that will impact retirement, long-term care, estate and special needs planning.

Click here to download this report  

Littman Krooks LLP
399 Knollwood Road | White Plains, NY 10603 | 914.684.2100
655 Third Avenue | New York, NY 10017 | 212.490.2020