RMU: School Reopening and Other Resources

RMU Hosts Virtual Special Ed Advocacy Workshop

From Robert Morris University Dept of Education Newsletter:

Special Education Advocacy Workshop

Parents: Do you have questions about distance learning? School reopening and re-entry? Regression and recoupment? Compensatory education? Join our expert panel of special education attorneys and advocates on July 28 at 7 p.m

Education Law Center July 2020

COVID-19 Exacerbates Racial Inequities

Resolving Special Education Disputes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Not so) New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

By Michael Connolly, Esq.

Grief Talks: Caring Place Free Webinars

"GRIEF TALKS" is a series of educational webinars hosted by Caring Place staff members — professionals with many years of experience working with grieving children and families.

These free webinars focus on a wide range of topics around grief and support. They provide audiences with a deep understanding of the experiences of grieving children and adults, and offer insights on family-tested ways of moving forward in the midst of grief.

Please join us by following the link for information about, and to register for, the next webinar in the series:

Gov. Wolf Announces $260 Million in Funding to Help People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism During Pandemic

Governor Tom Wolf announced that people with intellectual disabilities and autism and the providers of support services for these vulnerable Pennsylvanians will receive $260 million in CARES Act funding to help continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Respond When a School District Claims It Cannot Test for Dyslexia

Policing in Schools

For Families by Families!

The Pa Family Network invites you to join other families and individuals with disabilities to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives.

Get the Latest updates…answers to your questions…Discuss concerns… and Network with other families…

Francine Hogan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Reading Your Pandemic Prior Written Notice

By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq.

By this point, most school districts in Pennsylvania and Delaware have sent some form of written notice to parents of children with IEPs, advising what educational services to expect while schools are closed during the pandemic. Some districts have sent letters, some have sent Notices of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREPs) or Prior Written Notices (PWNs). (NOREPs and PWNs are different names for the same type of document.)

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