Connecticut attorneys score state department of education ruling for 17 students with disabilities

July 22, 2019 | Connecticut Law Tribune

Attorneys representing children and families in the city of Norwalk have secured an order from the Connecticut State Department of Education ordering local schools to correct deficits in access to special education services.

In an October 2018 complaint, Norwalk attorney Robin Keller sought action from SDE’s Bureau of Special Education on behalf of 17 students, alleging numerous violations including failure to meet student needs for services due to an assortment of systemic faults.

Among the 17 students were four preschool students represented by attorney Kathryn Meyer of the Center for Children’s Advocacy. Special education advocate Jill Chuckas also joined Keller and Meyer in filing the complaint, which alleged violations of state and federal laws.

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