Town of Norwalk, school system, officials to be sued after sensitive video of a child was posted on social media

FOX61, NORWALK — A classroom video of a Norwalk elementary school student was posted on social media and now the student’s family attorney has filed a “statutory notice of claim” and a “preservation of evidence” order to prepare their lawsuit…. Read the full article here. THE HOUR, NORWALK – On Wednesday, the Shelton-based Forte Law Group […]

What Does the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Mean?

LRE means that a child with a disability must be educated within the same classroom as typical mainstreamed non-disabled peers to the fullest extent possible in order to ensure that a disabled child is receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Historically speaking, prior to the enactment of the IDEA, children with disabilities were segregated and separated from mainstream typical classroom environments.

IEP Goals and Objectives Workshop with Special Education Lawyer Jeffrey Forte in Fairfield County

What are specific and measurable IEP Goals and Objectives? What happens when your child isn’t progressing at school? What’s the differences between IEP vs. 504 Plans? Attorney Jeffrey Forte discusses these questions and more in a free workshop for parents of children with special needs on November 9, 2018 6:00pm-7:30pm 4 Research Drive, Suite 403, […]

Fairfield County Parent Magazine publishes special education article authored by Attorney Jeffrey Forte

The September 2018 issue of Fairfield County Parent Magazine featured a leading article authored by Attorney Jeffrey Forte entitled, “Special Education Strategies for the New School Year.” The article includes thoughtful “Back to School” tips for parents to obtain the most helpful and advantageous special education strategies for their children. View a PDF of the […]

Connecticut Parent Magazine publishes special education article authored by Attorney Jeffrey Forte

The September 2018 issue of Connecticut Parent Magazine featured a leading article authored by Attorney Jeffrey Forte entitled, “Special Education Strategies for the New School Year.” The article includes thoughtful “Back to School” tips for parents to obtain the most helpful and advantageous special education strategies for their children. View a PDF of the full […]

Special Education Strategies For the New School Year

By Atty. Jeffrey L. Forte We are past the halfway point of summer vacation and parents everywhere are crowding local stores for the annual “Back to School” shopping spree, with cute backpacks and new sneakers high on their agenda. For parents of children with special needs, however, the priorities at the beginning of a new […]

Child Anxiety, Depression, School Refusal and Your Child’s Educational Rights – presentation in Milford, CT

Forte Law Group and Woodhouse Academy are hosting a free workshop for parents of children with anxiety and school refusal challenges on March 20th from 6:30-7:30pm at Woodhouse Academy in Milford. The program will cover: -Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health issues in youth. -What is School Refusal and What is Truancy. […]