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 […]
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 […]
Attorney Jeffrey Forte was a featured guest on LoveBabz LoveTalk to discuss the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Watch a full clip of the interview here.
Forte Law Group contributed an article to the March/April 2018 edition of Connecticut Lawyer magazine. View a PDF of the full article here: History of Special Education: Important Landmark Cases
School refusal cases are complex. It often involves a labyrinth of understanding local school policies and rules, state and federal statutes and education regulations. School refusal cases may also lead to truancy issues.
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. […]
Private Special Education Programs and Therapeutic Schools in Connecticut for Children with Special Needs
Forte Law Group, a special education and child advocacy law firm, has compiled an extensive list of private special education programs and therapeutic schools that are available to children with special needs in Connecticut. The list of schools is provided in alphabetical order, as well as by county, with a hyperlink to the website of […]
Parents will learn about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Individualized Education Program (IEP), Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), Related Services, and IEP vs 504 Plan. This program will be presented by guest speaker Jeffrey Forte on February 19, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm Stepping Stones Museum […]
Jeffrey Forte will present a free talk on Special Education Law at the Darien Library on Thursday, February 15 at the Darien Library entitled “Empowering Parents to Advocate for Their Child’s Rights.” Topics will include: Ambitiously Appropriate IEP Goals & Objectives What Happens When Your Child Isn’t Progressing at School What Happens When the School […]
Learn, listen and network with fellow parents of children with special needs on January 25, 2018 at 6:30pm the West Hartford Public Library as Special Education Lawyer & Certified Child Advocate, Jeffrey Forte, J.D., presents on: -Special education law and how it relates to addressing challenging behaviors at school. -Importance of evaluating a child’s challenging […]
Hosted by the Fairfield Public Library located at 1080 Old Post Road in Fairfield, CT on January 11, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:30p, certified child advocate and special education attorney Jeffrey Forte will present a free workshop for parents of children with special needs. The program will include a substantive presentation on a child’s right to […]
Special Education Rights for Children with Autism Presented by Attorney Jeffrey Forte – Greenwich, CT
Free program for parents of children with autism held at the Greenwich Library located at 101 West Putman Avenue in Greenwich, CT on January 18, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm. Presented by special education attorney and certified child advocated Jeffrey Forte, the program will cover: -Critical Discussion about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. -Evaluations, Reevaluations and […]
Presentation on Endrew F and ambitiously appropriate IEP goals and objectives. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Bridgeport on January 16, 2018 from 12:15pm-1:15pm at The Holiday Inn located at 1070 Main Street in Bridgeport, CT.
Communication with your child’s IEP team should NEVER be limited to just the annual review. Be proactive and establish effective methods of…
Hosted by Connecticut Music Therapy Service, certified child advocate and special education lawyer Jeffrey Forte will present with Emily Bevelaqua, MMT, MT and Kelsy Gati, MT-BC on how to advocate for music therapy as a related service in your child’s IEP. The program will be held at January 9, 2018 6:30pm-7:30pm located at 2505 Black Rock […]
Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Handling PPTs and FERPA School Records Requests – Orange, CT
The Rotary Club of Orange, CT is hosting a meeting for all its members to learn about special education law and the rights of parents of child with special needs. Special education lawyer and certified child advocated Jeffrey Forte is the invited guest speaker. The event will be held on January 4, 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm located at […]
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 […]
By Jeffrey L. Forte, Connecticut Special Education Lawyer and Certified Child Advocate
It has been long overdue! Governor Malloy has signed a budget bill that includes licensure for behavior analysts in the state of Connecticut. What does this mean? How does this impact your child’s services or IEP? A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a graduate level independent practitioner who has met the requirements established by […]