Disabilities and Bullying – Reference Information form OCR

The Office of Civil Rights came out with a guidance letter today, which gives school guidance on their duties when a student with disabilities is subjected to bullying. OCR considers bullying in this situation to be a denial of FAPE. Per this letter, ” no time should elapse, nor should a child’s safety and well-being be disregarded when an incident is suspected or may have occurred.”

This is a very important piece of guidance for schools and families and should be a very useful tool for advocates. http://1.usa.gov/1ygi9JR

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