Connecticut recently became the first state in the nation to require that Black and Latino studies be offered in our public high schools. The goal, according to the state Board of Education, is to provide all students with a better understanding of the contributions that African American, Black, Puerto Rican and Latino people have made […]
What a Parent-Client Should Expect at their First Legal Consultation with a Connecticut Special Education Attorney
By Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. – Special Education Attorney & Certified Child Advocate Regardless of the area of law, all attorneys must meet with a prospective client in what is commonly referred to as “the initial legal consultation.” This critical meeting is the first meeting that is held between you, the potential new client, and […]
Attorney Jeff Forte interviewed on WNPR about how special education will be affected by Connecticut’s back to school plans
LISTEN: How Special Needs Education May Be Affected By Back-To-School Plans https://www.wnpr.org/post/listen-how-special-needs-education-may-be-affected-back-school-plans?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Connecticut_Public_Radio
Special education attorney Jeffrey Forte of Fairfield County is interviewed by CT Post reporter, Jo Kroeker, about whether or not parents can record their child’s class session during distance-learning. https://www.ctinsider.com/news/coronavirus/ctpost Darien parent Tricia Bresnahan said her son, a seventh grader, benefits both from the group instruction online for general education and, when it starts, one-on-one […]
As Published by The Hartford Courant By Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. Op-Ed Contributing Writer To See The Hartford Courant Article, click here or read below: Students with disabilities are missing out during COVID-19 By Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. Of nearly 550,000 students currently enrolled across Connecticut’s 200 school districts, there are some 80,000 students with […]
The coronavirus has caused yet another unexpected serious problems in the lives of Americans – coronavirus bullying. Yes, unfortunately it is a thing. Because the coronavirus originated in China, there unfortunately has been an increase in the harassment, assaulting and targeting of Asian American families throughout the US. This type of racial hatred is not […]
New12 Connecticut of Fairfield County interviewed Attorney Jeffrey Forte of Forte Law Group on the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having for parents of children with disabilities regarding special education. http://connecticut.news12.com
Attorney Forte interviewed by Fox61 news, Some CT Students with Disabilities May Fall Behind in Remote Learning
Do you need to hire a special education lawyer in Connecticut for your child, but you don’t know where to start? Join me as we briefly discuss and learn the importance of hiring the right Connecticut special education attorney for you and your child with a disability. Whether you live in Fairfield County, Middlesex County, […]
Attorney Jeff Forte discusses the latest updates from week 1 of school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. | Forte Law Group LLC | www.fortelawgroup.com A Special Education Attorney & Certified Child Advocacy Law Practice As we all come to grips with the new temporary norms across our country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we understand and fully appreciate the impact this outbreak is having […]
Q&A for Parents: What You Need To Know Relating to a School District’s Responsibilities to Provide Special Education & Related Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Virus Outbreak By Special Education Attorney Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. | Forte Law Group LLC The United States Department of Education just issued guidance to local school […]
By Jeff Forte, Esq. Fairfield County Special Education Attorney Jeff Forte discusses the basics and general overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in this parent empowering tutorial video. If you suspect your child may have a disability, then it is critical that you to become familiar with the special education acronym and legal […]
Attorney Jeffrey Forte is interviewed by the CT Examiner on mediation and non-disclosure agreements in Connecticut special education litigation.
On October 22, 2019, Attorney Jeffrey Forte was interviewed by CT Examiner news reporter Julia Werth on mediation and non-disclosure agreements regarding Connecticut special education litigation. Below is the link to the news article.
The September 2019 issue of Fairfield County Parent Magazine featured a leading article authored by special education attorney Jeffrey Forte entitled, “School Refusal Requires Immediate Action.” The article includes practical tips on how to address a child’s anxiety and school refuse within the IEP. >> The September 2019 issue of Fairfield County Parent Magazine
The September 2019 issue of Connecticut Parent Magazine featured a leading article authored by special education attorney Jeffrey Forte entitled, “School Refusal Requires Immediate Action.” The article includes practical tips on how to address a child’s anxiety and school refuse within the IEP. >> The September 2019 issue of Connecticut Parent Magazine
William Hornyak and his wife, Mary Ann Choeun, found out through friends that one of their son’s teachers had posted to social media a video of him “acting up” in class. Now, the couple is planning to sue that teacher, the town of Norwalk and the town’s school board. The attorney for the parents of […]
SPEDNet Wilton Invites Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq., of Forte Law Group, to discuss the laws and guidelines concerning IEEs and to address your child’s rights to an IEE; what constitutes an IEE; the value of an IEE and why your child may need one; who can conduct an IEE and how it is conducted; and […]
Attorney Jeffrey Forte, Suzanne Letso and Cresse Morrell present at Milestones on helping families with special needs: “What should I do? How do we move forward?” Watch full video here.
Parents of kids receiving special education services are often confused about what an IEE is and how the evaluation should be used. Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq., of Forte Law Group, will discuss the laws and guidelines concerning IEEs…