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Disparities in punishment of students with disabilities by race

Source: Harvard Law Today.  A new report providing the first state-by-state estimate of lost instruction due to discipline for black and white students with disabilities finds dramatic disparities in suspensions by race. The study, called “Disabling Punishment: The Need for Remedies to the Disparate Loss of Instruction Experience by Black Students with Disabilities,” was conducted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School (CHHI) and UCLA’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project.  See New Jersey's data and read more >>

SPAN Web-based resources for families

You can find a document that provides links to key resources of interest to families regarding early intervention, special education (including parental rights, the evaluation and IEP process, transition to adult life, and dispute resolution mechanisms), health and healthcare (including mental health and health for children with special needs), and other resources available on the SPAN website at http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/resources-span-website-ei-special-ed....

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SPAN Supports Immigrant Children and Families!

SPAN strongly supports ensuring the safety and protection and well-being of our state and nation's immigrants, whether or not they are documented.  We welcome all NJ families to our events and acttivities and services, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, disability, religion, marital status, age, and./or immigrant status.  We support all New Jersey communities becoming Sanctuary Cities!  And as members of  the NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice (http://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/), we work to ensure access to services, support family unity, and develop policies and strategies that provide

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URGENT Message: Act Today!

The civil rights and the physical and emotional well-being of students with disabilities are under attack in NJ!  Contact the Governor NOW! http://nj.gov/governor/contact/

  • Do you think it's ok for students to be subjected to restraints and seclusion while in school?
  • Do you think the NJ Legislature should craft a law that establishes disparate standards/procedures for students with and without disabilities?
  • Do you think students with disabilities should have less protection than students without disabilities?
  • Do you think we should increase the barriers for families of students with disabilities

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