May 1, 2020

By Kristin Peterson and Marion Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP

The  United States Department of Education has  confirmed that students with disabilities remain entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)  during the COVID-19 national emergency. The New York State Education Department  has similarly confirmed that students with disabilities are entitled to FAPE and has issued update  guidanceNYSED has confirmed that students with disabilities must receive continuity of learning and, to the greatest extent possible, the special education and related services 2 identified in the student's individualized education program (IEP).

Yet, in this age of remote instruction, it is more important than ever to be a strong advocate for your child. Ensuring appropriate progress for vulnerable students is more difficult  than ever. Parents must step in and work worth your school district to ensure your child is receiving appropriate services, in this remote setting and to plan for next year.

Reminder Tips on Preparing For Remote Meetings and Hearings
In preparation of an on-line, remote or virtual meeting it is highly advisable to research accessing Facetime, Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype.  These resources are available on cell phones or can be downloaded to a computer or tablet device.

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