When my child entered the public school system from private school, was totally unfamiliar with the vocabulary used by the neuropsychologist who evaluated my child or the terms thrown around by the head of special education for our local public school. At this point, years have passed. In addition to advising and representing parents, I’ve engaged in serious research in the area of special education law and the laws affecting people with disabilities, resulting in two articles (so far!) that have been published in peer-reviewed law journals.
If you feel lost and unable to successfully advocate for your child, knowledge will reduce your stress. Learn your rights and the basic vocabulary of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 through free on-line resources or by attending free presentations, like the one I’ll be conducting on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Mid-Island JCC at 45 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, N.Y. at 7 pm, thanks to The Adler Center. I look forward to meeting you soon!