Special-needs students are at greater risk of suffering abuse or other harm at school than other kids. Sexual abuse, bullying and physical assaults can result from the failure of school authorities to supervise properly or take other necessary actions to keep kids safe.

What are the red flags warning about the occurrence of injuries to a special-needs child in a school setting? And how can parents take action on safety issues that occur at school or during transportation to or from school?

When an injury may have happened to your child, it is also important to know when to talk with an attorney about your legal options.

We recently published a white paper to explain how to address these issues. The paper is called Who Is Watching: When Gaps in Supervision and Training Lead to Abuse in School.

Please look at the paper to better understand the context of special education in California and the potential safety problems it creates. You will learn what to watch out for and how to respond better to your own situation.