The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. recently released Massachusetts' Special Education Scorecard. The Scorecard summarizes the U.S. Department of Education's report on Massachusetts' compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and provides statistics about Massachusetts students with specific learning disabilities.
Massachusetts Falls Short
For the fifth year in a row, Massachusetts received a "Needs Assistance" grade. Where are the major problems?
(1) Children who were in Early Intervention and eligible for Special Education do not have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.
(2) Massachusetts' supervision system does not effectively identify and corrects noncompliance in a timely manner.
(3) Massachusetts struggles to resolving complaints within the required 60-day time limit.
If you need a special education advocate in Massachusetts, contact Boston area attorney Lillian E. Wong today.