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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying
The Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education issued new guidance yesterday concerning bullying of students with disabilities.
The newest information in this guidance involves its interpretation that the bullying of children with disabilities on any basis can be a denial of FAPE for §504 purposes. In other words if a child with a disability is bullied, it may be a denial of FAPE even if it is not based upon disability.