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. […]

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 websifate of […]

Stepping Stones Hosts Program with Guest Speaker Attorney Jeffrey Forte – Norwalk, CT

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 […]