June 2020
Finally, after months of parental advocacy, Governor Cuomo, on Friday, June 5, 2020, signed a new  Executive Order, No. 202.37 .  The Order states that school districts may provide required in-person special education services during the summer term.

It is essential to act now to advocate for your child.  The Executive Order leaves open more questions than answers, as the directive states that school districts  may provide special education services in person. It does not mandate that school districts provide services in person, as safety policies and protocols will have to be in place, in conformance with state and federal guidance.

Time is of the essence to learn what new Executive Order means for your child, as the summer term begins on July 6, 2020.  You need to ensure your child receives appropriate summer services if eligible or if your child is not eligible for services,  advocate so they can receive services.

Attorneys at Littman Krooks are available to answer your questions and we are open for business,  in accordance with NYS Directives, as of Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  You may schedule a consultation either in person or remotely.

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Special education partner Marion M. Walsh, Esq., will provide tips for parents to help ensure that parents can work with their school district to ensure that their child has an appropriate program for 2020-2021. 

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By Sandi Rosenbaum, Littman Krooks LLP

People with disabilities, particularly mental or developmental disabilities, are often injured and sometimes killed in the course of their interactions with police.  A number of police forces, particularly in Westchester County, have begun to train new recruits in awareness of these disabilities; that the presentation of individuals with these conditions, who rarely pose any threat, differs from those who threaten public safety, and how; and how to use de-escalation techniques to reduce the individual's agitation to have a safe and productive encounter.  While this is an important step, many longer-serving police officers have minimal training in this crucial area.

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