What’s the Law on Recording a PPT / IEP Meeting in Connecticut?

Parents often ask me whether they are allowed to record their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meeting. Here in Connecticut, an IEP meeting is referred to as the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT) in which to discuss the child’s IEP. To fully answer this question, we will first examine what the law in […]

Attorney Jeffrey Forte to Participate at ASRC Annual Fair

Attorney Jeffrey Forte of Forte Law Group LLC will be a legal exhibitor the 2017 Annual ASRC Autism Resource Fair. Autism Services & Resources Connecticut (ASRC) will be hosting the annual fair on November 4, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Oakdale Theater Complex located at 95 South Turnpike Road in Wallingford, Connecticut. This event historically […]

Attorney Jeffrey Forte has been invited to co-present ACES BAES

Attorney Jeffrey Forte has been invited to co-present at the fourth annual ACES Behavior Analysis in Education Series (BAES). ACES Behavior Analysis in Education Series provides continuing education opportunities to behavior analysts, teachers, therapists, parents and administrators and will address important areas in the application of behavior analysis in education. Mr. Forte will be co-presenting with […]

History of Special Education: Important Landmark Cases

FORTE LAW GROUP PRACTICE PAPER: HISTORY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: IMPORTANT LANDMARK CASES Abstract Historically, children with disabilities received unequal treatment in the public education system throughout the United States. During and shortly thereafter the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, many parents and advocacy groups for children with disabilities began their own movement […]

Ten Quick Tips and Advice to Prepare for the IEP Meeting

Ten Quick Tips and Advice to Prepare for the IEP Meeting If your son or daughter is receiving special education and related services under the IDEA it is important that you as the parent prepare for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) or PPT (Planning and Place Team) meeting in order to develop the IEP for […]

How Are My Child’s IEP Goals & Objectives Developed?

How Are My Child’s IEP Goals & Objectives Developed? Parents often times find themselves overwhelmed when reviewing their child’s proposed IEP goals and objectives.  It is not an easy task.  In deciding if your child’s proposed IEP goals and objectives are appropriate ask yourself the following questions.  What assessments/evaluations/data were used to guide the development […]

Preparing For Your Child’s IEP Meeting

It is the beginning of a new school year and parents everywhere have participated in crowding local stores for the usual “Back to School” shopping spree. For parents with children with special needs the beginning of a new school year looks a bit different. For some parents, the beginning of the school year is already […]

Is Now the Time to Really Call a Special Education Lawyer?

Of course, there is no exact correct answer to that question. As a parent myself, only parents know when and what is best for their own child. However, if your child is not receiving a free appropriate public education at school, chances are a comprehensive consultation with a special education lawyer is immediately warranted. IDEA, […]

Our Firm Launches New Website

Our law firm just launched our new website! Be sure to click around and learn more about our firm. Updated frequently, our new site and this blog is a resource for parents, providers and for other attorneys in need of knowledge on Connecticut special education laws and child advocacy. Bookmark our site for your resource […]