About Special Education Private Schools

By law, public schools are required to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all children in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). If a child’s needs cannot be met in the public school, then they must pay for the child to attend an alternative placement thatRead more

Program Placement Options

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Range of Classroom & School Placements

In-District and Out-of-District timeline graph School districts are required to offer a range or continuum of school placements for children with disabilities in order to meet their individual needs. There are two main types of placements: In-District Placements: classrooms that are part of the public school. ChildrenRead more

Placement Options Available by Law

If parents have concerns about whether their child is in an appropriate educational placement, they should begin by becoming familiar with the answers to two key questions: What are CHILDREN’S RIGHTS under the law? Since 1975, federal laws require that all students with disabilities receive a FreeRead more


Informing, Educating, Empowering Families At the Federation for Children with Special Needs, we strive to inform families of their legal rights, educate families about systems and strategies, and empower families to be their child’s best advocate. The Federation for Children with Special Needs presents workshops throughout theRead more

PCTI Format and Structure

PCTI Format and Structure
PCTIs are generally held once weekly for 8-weeks which previously included an optional ninth day for individuals wishing to complete the Federation's Information Center internship (postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic). To ensure the health and safety of participants and presenters, our 2021 PCTIs will takeRead more