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Struggling in School? Come to our informational event: October 2, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Acting out? Disciplinary issues? Being bullied? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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Problems with Peers: What is Bullying? What Can I Do?

Bullying has been defined in case law as unwanted aggressive behavior among school-aged children that is real or perceived involving an imbalance of power to control or harm others.  Actions can include: Threats whether verbal or written Social bullying such as spreading rumors Verbal or physical assaults Exclusion from a group Moreover, bullying can also…

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My Child Struggles in School: What Can I do?

Acting out? Disciplinary issues? Being bullied? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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My Child Is Struggling In School. What Can I Do?

Acting out? Disciplinary issues? Being bullied? Struggling with or avoiding reading, writing or math? Problems with understanding, starting or completing homework assignments? Fallen behind grade level? Failing classes? If you answer YES to any of these questions, your child may not be getting a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”).

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Special Needs Trusts: Providing Future Support for Your Loved Ones with Special Needs

Special Needs Trusts: Providing Future Support for Your Loved Ones with Special Needs The first few months (or even years) after receiving a diagnosis of a physical and/or mental disability can be overwhelming and filled with many unexpected questions and challenges.  Your instincts are to provide whatever immediate needs your loved one requires at that…

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June 28, 2017, at 4 p.m.: My Child Is Struggling In School

Event: Is Your Child Struggling In School? The Bergman team advocates for the rights of parents and students to get a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”). If you answer YES to any of the following questions, your child may not be getting a FAPE: • Acting out or getting in trouble in school? Bombarded with…

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A Guide to Family Educational and Privacy Rights (FERPA)

A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Educational Records Did you know that a federal privacy law exists that gives certain protection regarding your child’s educational records?  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives the parent the right to review their child’s records and request changes until the child turns 18 years old.  FERPA also…

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Bullying in Schools

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Many students can become the perpetrator or target of teasing or hurtful behavior at some point during their school years. The conduct becomes a concern when hurtful or aggressive behavior toward an individual or a group appears to be unprovoked, intentional, and repetitive. Bullying is defined as hostile…

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