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.
Milestones Behavioral Services CEO Suzanne Letso, M.A., BCBA and Vice President, Clinical Operations Cresse Morrell, M.S., BCBA invite special education attorney Jeffrey L. Forte to present a Q&A program on Autism.
Fairfield County Bar Association uphold the best traditions of the legal profession for Connecticut attorneys. Attorney Forte was selected by the FCBA quarterly news committee to author a scholarly law article on special education for members of the bar association.
The Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section has invited special education attorney Jeffrey Forte to present his program entitled “Divorce and Special Education Law: A Primer for Family Law Attorneys and Divorced Parents of a Child with a Disability.” The program will be held on February 12, 2019 at the CBA’s monthly Family Law Section […]
Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT has invited special education attorney and certified advocate, Jeffrey Forte to hold a parent program on special education laws. The “Ask a Professional” program will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm at Stepping Stones, located at 303 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT. RVSP by Feb. 18 […]
Although the U.S. divorce rate is falling, divorce rates run much higher for couples that have a child with special needs. Family law practitioners and their clients need to be aware of…
With adulthood approaching for many families with special needs, we must keep in mind that we must plan ahead in order to ensure that our loved ones are learning the skills necessary to promote independence in their home, school, and community setting. Planning for transitioning into adulthood is not an easy task…
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 […]
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 […]