DRC-NH Announces New Head of Special Education and COVID-19 Law Project

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DRC-NH recently welcomed Andrew Sirulnik to head our Special Education and COVID-19 Law Project. Started in October of 2020, the Law Project is solely focused on protecting the educational rights of children with disabilities through individual representation, systemic advocacy, and public policy work.

Andrew graduated from Cardozo School of Law in 1994 where he was a member of the Cardozo Law Review.  Prior to joining us, Andrew was in private practice where he was a zealous advocate for students of all ages since 2014. Andrew is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Admission to the NH Bar is in progress.

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, we received hundreds of calls on special education issues. Since the start of the pandemic, that number has continued to grow and significant effort is required to make sure that the pandemic does not result in increased inequities for student with disabilities.  Under Andrew’s leadership, we will expand our existing special education capacity to meet this growing need.

Read more about Andrew Sirulnik at drcnh.org/about-us/staff.

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Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable students in the COVID-19 public health crisis. Students with disabilities across the state have missed significant instructional time as well as related services such as counseling, speech language, occupational, and other therapies.

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Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with disabilities across New Hampshire. DRC is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for New Hampshire and has authority under federal law to conduct investigations in cases of probable abuse or neglect.

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