Attorney Berliner is following the Governor’s guidelines for the COVID 19 Outbreak. To protect your safety, Attorney Berliner is not working in the physical office space of Westport or Guilford. However, please be assured that our office is “open” virtually to manage and address all clients’ and potential clients’ concerns regarding all special education law and advocacy matters. Please call our office with a detailed message at: 203-255-0582 or e-mail: and we will return your call or e-mail promptly to set up a phone conversation or a video conference. To address the “New Normal” and ongoing issues, we are pleased to conduct Zoom webinars with the Stamford JCC entitled, Empowering Parents: The Challenging Time of Covid -19 Health Emergency and Navigating the Road Ahead. For more information and to register, please visit our Facebook page, Stay safe and healthy!


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The U.S. Department of Education-Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), has published new IDEA Part C regulations in the Federal Register covering the Birth to Three Program. These regulations became effective on October 28, 2011. A complete copy can be obtained on the U.S. Department of Education's website: In addition, the Council for Exceptional Children has published a side by side comparison between the old 1999 regulations and the new 2011 regulations, with some additional commentary that has been posted on their website: