Special Education

Our practice includes special education attorneys and a special education paralegal who advocates for our clients. We represent clients in New Jersey and New York. We understand the complexities of obtaining special education services from both personal and professional experience. We provide advice and counsel from infancy through adulthood.

The Firm is proud to announce that New Jersey Lawyer published an article authored by Karen Edler, Esq, entitled Home Instruction a Practitioner’s Guide in its April 2022 Special Education edition. The article is a guide to the myriad of variables involved in ensuring students receive appropriate home instruction under the law. To read her […]

Governor Murphy’s Expansion of Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination Includes Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Over the Age of 16 On March 26, 2021, Governor Murphy expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of individuals, including all individuals over the age of 16 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Previously, only individuals with intellectual […]

In November 2020, the Department of Education provided a free resource to school districts and families. This resource consists of four webinars which are designed to help school districts understand the state’s New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook, and better identify and respond to students’ reading struggles. The four sessions are short with the entire series taking […]

Karen Edler and Jackie Esposito, attorneys in Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C.’s Education Law Group, successfully litigated an Article 78 proceeding in New York’s Supreme Court vindicating the rights of three New York University (“NYU”) students, and returning them to the classroom. In what is believed to be the first reported decision of the […]

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) guidance confirms that school districts may not legally require waivers of rights or consents to delivery of virtual services as a condition for the delivery of special education or related services during this COVID-19 public emergency. The guidance states that the districts’ actions in requiring these waivers or […]

Karen F. Edler will be a panelist with the NJ Spotlight Virtual Roundtable: “School’s Out: Special Education During COVID-19” today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The details and the registration link are below. To register for and attend this event CLICK HERE or contact Karen Edler kedler@pricemeese.com or (201) 391-3737.

The most common parental complaint since the COVID-19 State of Emergency school closures and implementation of “virtual instruction” is that students are not receiving their IEP educational and related services. Question: Is there anything parents are able to do about it in the middle of a global pandemic? Answer: Yes. As parents, you can take […]

The New Jersey Department of Education adopted, on an emergent basis, two temporary modifications to the Special Education chapter of the New Jersey Administrative Code until the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted. The first revision permits each district board of education to provide a system of free, appropriate special education and related services to […]

A Roadmap to the Special Education Referral and Evaluation ProcessBy Michelle Krone Every child with a disability, between the ages of 3 and 21, has a right to a free appropriate public education as ensured by The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). IDEA includes a “child find” mandate. This requires each […]

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and the state regulations implementing this law parents have many rights. Knowledge of these rights and how to utilize them makes for effective advocacy for your child. Parents and guardians of children who have or are suspected to have disabilities have the right to: […]