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To ensure our future viability and sustainability, your donations and gifts are very much appreciated!

No amount is too small to help a special needs child...

PULSES, Inc. 

is a 501.C.3 -non profit education advocacy group for special education and disabled students) 

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New York State’s Dignity Act seeks to provide the state’s public elementary and secondary schoolstudents with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus, and/or at a school function. Click on the link below for more information about the Dignity Act:

www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/

Troubling Signs that the Public Special Education System is Failing your Child

NO ONE IS LISTENING. Students are turned away from FAPE, refused evaluations and classifications, denied services, suspended for disability behaviors, encouraged to drop-out, bullied, illegally restrained, declassified, denied due process rights and the list goes on. These are troubling signs that your child needs are not being met by your district.

You need not suffer alone! Contact Us For Help!  

Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled on March 22, 2017 that Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) must give students with disabilities more than a "deminimis" or minimal, educational benefit.  See below for article related to this case and the Supreme Court Ruling.

 

 

 

1.   Parents have the right to file complaints, including state complaints and due process complaints  disagree with parts or all of the IEP.

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To see the Career Developmental Occupational Studies Graduation Pathway Options, NY State Board of
Regents, June 2016

 


 

 

Orange County Youth Bureau

Children, Youth, and Family Service Directory

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SAMPLE ADVOCACY LETTERS

 

The Family Resource Network is dedicated to supporting families through provision of information and support. Open the link to view sample letters such as “Sample Letter Requesting an Independent Evaluation” and “Sample Letter Requesting an IEP Team Meeting.”

www.familyrn.org

 

New York State Education Department, Revised Sample Complaint Form

Sample Complaint Form

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Top Ten

Parental Rights in Special Education

 

Dennise Goldberg,

Special Education Advisor Blog

www.specialeducationadvisor.com

 

 

10.   Parents have the right to request that their child be                       assessed for Special Education without delay 

 

9.     Parents have the right to list all of their concerns in                        the IEP.

8.    ​Parents have a right to request a new IEP meeting to be               held within 30 days of a written request when an IEP is already           already in place.

 

7.    Parents have the right to participate in the IEP meeting                 have their opinions heard and noted.

 

6.   Parents have the right to bring any person to an IEP                       meeting with knowledge of the child or the child’s                         disability including advocates and attorneys.

5.   Parents have the right to review and receive copies of their        child’s educational records.

 

4.   Parents have the right to consent, refuse to consent or                 revoke consent for special education for their child.

 

3.   Parents have the right to receive Prior Written Notice when a         school district proposes a change in a child’s placement or refuses  parent’s request.

 

2.  Parents have the right to ask for Independent Educational         Evaluation at public expense when they disagree with the           District's assessments.

The purpose of this website is to provide information related to

special education issues.  PULSES does not promote, endorse, or have related partnerships with any of the listed resources.