Connecticut Juvenile Defense Lawyers and Navigating through Connecticut Juvenile Court

By Jeffrey L. Forte, Esq. | Forte Law Group LLC Connecticut juvenile crimes are almost always heard in juvenile court, not adult criminal courts. If your child is facing an alleged juvenile crime, you need know what juvenile court to appear at to face your child’s charges. Below are the addresses of all the juvenile courts in Connecticut. The attorneys at Forte Law Group handle juvenile defense legal representation throughout the Continue Reading

Letter to Educators and Parents Regarding New CDC Recommendations and Their Impact on Children with Disabilities

March 24, 2022 Letter to Educators and Parents Regarding New CDC Recommendations and Their Impact on Children with Disabilities, with commentary by Connecticut Special Education Attorney Jeffrey Forte. U.S. Department of Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona, recently write a letter addressed to parents and educations regarding the latest recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the impact COVID has had on children with disabilities. The letter addresses the needs Continue Reading

Connecticut Kindergarten Guidelines, Entry, Enrollment, and Attendance – What You Should Know

By Connecticut Special Education Attorney, Jeff Forte, Esq. | Forte Law Group Congratulations! Your child is about to start Kindergarten within your local Connecticut school district. Understandably, as a new parent you have lots of questions. Fortunately, there are many resources here in the nutmeg state to guide you through your questions about kindergarten. Most recently, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) also recently issued a guidance about Kindergarten. Continue Reading

OSEP Issues New Q&A Guidance on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed By Their Parents in Private Schools, A Message from Connecticut Special Education Attorney Jeffrey Forte

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently issued a new document titled “Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools” in February 2022.  It is intended to provide families and public-school districts with guidance pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The new Q&A guidance is to apply to children with disabilities that are placed by the Continue Reading

Connecticut Standards for Remote Learning, A Message from Connecticut Special Education Lawyer Jeffrey Forte

On February 22, 2022 the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released their final version of the Connecticut Standards for Remote Learning for Grades 9-12. The standards will begin in the 2022/2023 school calendar year. The Connecticut Standards for Remote Learning only apply for high school students. Remote learning has not been approved for grades other than 9 through 12. The standards for remote learning were developed by a group of Continue Reading