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Available ProgramsNew York Disabled Children Education Resources
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
If your child is eligible for special education services and/or programs, the Committee must meet to develop a plan to meet your child's unique needs. This plan is called an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
How is an IEP developed?
The IEP development process must consider:
- your child's strengths;
- your concerns for your child's education;
- the results of your child's individual evaluation;
- the results of any State or districtwide tests or assessments; and
- any unique needs related to your child's disability (such as communication needs, behavior, etc.).
Least Restrictive Environment
Your child's education must be in the least restrictive environment or "LRE". LRE means that placement of students with disabilities in special classes, separate schools or other removal from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability is such that, even with the use of supplementary aids and services, education cannot be satisfactorily achieved.
In all cases, special education services should be provided in the least restrictive environment.
Each year your child's IEP should be developed to ensure that:
- your child's placement is based on his or her IEP.
- your child's placement is as close as possible to his or her home. Unless your child's IEP requires another arrangement, your child should be educated in the school he or she would have attended if he or she did not have a disability.
- when making a decision about LRE, the Committee considers any possible harmful effect on your child or the quality of the services that he or she needs.
- your child is not removed from education in a regular classroom with other children of the same age only because the general curriculum needs to be modified.
Home / Hospital Instruction
Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT)
Special Class Instruction
One on One Assistance
Consultant Teacher Services
Under the law, these resources are to be provided free of charge.
Call Robert Aronov & Associates, P.C. if your child has a learning disability or problem and is not making progress in his or her current school program or if the Committee on Special Education has not provided the services your child needs.
Robert Aronov & Associates, P.C. Can Help You.
Our educational lawyer serves the entire New York area including Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester. Contact the Law Offices of Robert Aronov & Associates, P.C. by phone or e-mail today to schedule a consultation.
Please be advised that the information contained in this web site is general information regarding the law. Nothing contained herein constitutes the formal rendering of legal advice, nor can the creation of an attorney/client relationship be formed by merely visiting this web site. The law can be quite complex and nuanced and is constantly changing.
If you wish to discuss a legal matter with Robert Aronov & Associates, PC, please call us at 877-LAW-NOW9, and we will arrange for a consultation.