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  • Discipline, Suspension, and Expulsion of Special Education Students

    Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion: What Are Your Childs Legal Rights? By James A. Clifford, Esq. Due Proces The purpose of this article is not to expound upon the meaning and scope of a very complicated area of the law known as due process. I will address due process hearings...

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  • Summary of Major Federal Disability Laws

    Summary of Federal Disability Laws By James A. Clifford, Esq. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommuni...

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  • Special Education in Maine

    SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW IN MAINE By James A. Clifford, Esq. Introduction Three primary laws govern special education in Maine: (1) the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), a federal law which can be found in the United States Code at 20 U.S.C. 1400, (2) Section 5...

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