Category Archives: Law

Mediation in Special Education Matters

The Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (“BSEA”) has a mediation program that it runs concurrently with its formal hearing process. Mediation is a form of ADR or alternative dispute resolution. A pamphlet issued by BSEA does a great job … Continue reading

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How is a learning disability defined under the IDEA

The 2004 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), [Sec.602(30)] defines Specific Learning Disabilities as: (A); “IN GENERAL – specific learning disability means a disorder in 1 or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or … Continue reading

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