Navigating the Special Education Process

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When: Back to Calendar March 9, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Brookfield Public Library
182 Whisconier Road
Brookfield,CT 06804
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Cost: free
Contact: Michele Santos

Brookfield Septa at the Brookfield Public Library on Mar 9 at 7:30.

Navigating the Special Education Process:
Attorney Nora Belanger and Advocate Linda Talbert will explain parents’ rights to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They will discuss how to navigate the process, beginning with the transition to the public school at age three. This will include an explanation of how a student is found eligible, the evaluation process and the development of an appropriate individualized education program (IEP). They will offer practical tips and resources to assist in the process of obtaining an appropriate program in the least restrictive environment (LRE); a continuum of placements which expands from the student’s neighborhood classroom to outplacement in a private school. Finally, they will discuss the resolution process for parents when there is a dispute with the public school district about what is appropriate.

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To learn more Linda Talbert, check out