Bullying has become a national crisis. Almost every week, we hear about a tragedy involving a student who was bullied to the point of serious injury or death.
Based on data collected by the Connecticut State Department of Education, and numerous other studies and surveys, a disproportionate percentage of bullying involves kids with disabilities, as compared to their typical peers. This a challenge for parents and schools alike.
Attorney Jennifer Laviano and special education advocate Julie Swanson present steps that schools and parents can take toward addressing this troubling trend.
Ideas will be shared on how to help schools avoid litigation stemming from the targeting of children with special education needs by setting up systems to address the bullying before it becomes a crisis.
Parents will learn how to work with schools to develop IEPs that help students learn the social and self-advocacy skills necessary to reduce disability harassment.
An examination of the laws that protect students who are discriminated against on the basis of their disability will also be made.
Would you like to have Jennifer and Julie speak to your school or parent group? Please contact Judy at 860-350-4745 at the Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC or email Jennifer@SpecialEdJustice.com or firstname.lastname@example.org