Helpful Resources Special Education Law



Attorney Jennifer Laviano and Julie created the first and only video-based website that helps parents understand their rights under the IDEA and Section 504.  

Here's what parents are saying:

"If you want to learn about your rights in short, easy-to-understand videos, this is the site for you." - Melanie P. 

"These videos are like learning about your rights by your girlfriend.  Sit back, relax and learn."  -- D. B. 

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Your Special Education Rights: 

What Your School District Isn't Telling You

Written with my co-author, Attorney  Jennifer Laviano, this book is based on our philosophy that what you don't know can hurt your child's education.  Following is a note of thanks from a reader:

Hi Jen and Julie,

Remember me? I wrote you an email and an Amazon review. I was just starting this journey in understanding my son’s rights, and what my options were for him. I was SO beyond thrilled when I found your book. I went from being completely lost and frustrated to being focused and determined. Fast forward seven months...

My son was offered a 6th grade seat at (a school in NYC)

His life was changed because his mom fought for him because two incredible women wrote a book.

I sincerely love you both even though we’ve never met. I will never be able to thank you enough. But I will think of you during those mornings when we take the ferry to Manhattan to take my son to school.

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Autism: Tools-Skills-Adulthood

This website is Julie's transition-to-adulthood passion project.  This website raises awareness of the importance of adaptive skills in adulthood and connects you with the tools that break down barriers to skill development.  

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Special Education Equity for Kids of CT

Connecticut's only organization lobbying for Special Education Law on behalf of parents of children who have disabilities.  SEEK plays an essential role in influencing policies and legislative efforts on behalf more than the 70,000 students with disabilities in Connecticut. 

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The Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates

A national organization protecting the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families.

As a member and co-chair of the public relations committee, I encourage parents to learn about the work of this vital organization.


GPS in the IEP


Yes to GPS in the IEP

Julie wanted to let parents know how GPS is regarded as assistive technology for consideration in an IEP.  Since Julie uses Angle Sense with her son, she collaborated with them to wrote this guide. 

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Supreme Court Case Redefines the "A" in FAPE


Julie with Attorney Jack Robinson, the 

lawyer in the landmark Endrew F. special education case.  On March 22, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court decided the most significant special-education case in 35 years. In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the justices unanimously ruled that, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), public school students with disabilities are entitled to greater benefits than some lower courts had determined. 

Learn About Endrew F.


Book Trailer Video

Your Special Education Video