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U.S. Education Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

Source:  US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

 The guidance released today includes a parent and educator resource guide; a Dear Colleague letter (DCL) and question

Including Young Children with Disabilities in Typical Early Childhood Settings

Check out this article in Exceptional Parent Magazine by SPAN's NJ Family Voices Coordinator, Lauren Agoratus, and NJ Inclusive Child Care Project Director, Denise Bouyer-Hargrove, on tips for parents on including young children with disabilities in typical early childhood settings.  Read the article at http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/including-young-children-disabilitie...

Focus groups on care coordination for families and youth with special healthcare needs!

The NJ Department of Health, SPAN, and the American Academy of Pediatrics-NJ Chapter, are partnering to facilitate a series of focus groups of parents of and youth with special healthcare needs around care coordination!  Be a part of the solution!

U.S. Education Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

Source:  US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

 The guidance released today includes a parent and educator resource guide; a Dear Colleague letter (DCL) and question

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