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February 28, 2020

Denial of Appropriate Program Due to Abuse by Behavioral Aide

OAH case no. 2019090404, Parent v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Court determined that Santa Monica-Malibu denied Student a free appropriate public education during the 2017-2018 […]
February 28, 2020

Federal Discrimination Claims Did Not Require Administrative Exhaustion

Federal Discrimination Claims Based on Failure to Accommodate Student’s Preferred Communication Method Did Not Require Administrative Exhaustion Federal District Court for Southern District of California case […]
February 28, 2020

Defense of Inclusive Placement and Program

OAH case no. 2018060323, Goleta Union School District Court determined that Student, whose basis of eligibility of special education services was Intellectual Disability, had been making […]
February 28, 2020

LA County Adoption Assistance Program Ordered to Pay for Out of State Placement

Los Angeles County Adoption Assistance Program Is Ordered To Pay More Than $10,000 Per Month For Child’s Placement In An Out Of State Residential Treatment Center […]

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December 7, 2019
Is the U.S. School System Failing Special Needs Students? | LA Special Education

Is the U.S. School System Failing Special Needs Students?

Many special needs families are told in not so many words that they should not hold out too much hope for the future of their children. […]
November 30, 2019
Financial Planning Concerns with Special Needs | LA Special Education

Financial Planning Concerns with Special Needs

When it comes to financial planning, it never hurts to be ahead of the game. You never know when the unexpected could strike in your family. […]
September 7, 2019
Tips for Keeping Communication Logs | LA County Special Education

Tips for Keeping Communication Logs

Sending your young child off to kindergarten or elementary school can be difficult as you know that she will be away from you and spending more […]
August 31, 2019
Private Evaluations | LA County Special Education Plans

Private Evaluations

An evaluation is required before your child can receive any special education services in school. Most of the time, your child’s evaluation will be performed by […]
July 20, 2019
Preparing Your Child for an Evaluation | LA County Special Education

Preparing Your Child for an Evaluation

Whether your child is going to be having an evaluation at school or is having an independent evaluation, you should definitely do some explaining before the […]
July 13, 2019
Evaluations and Labels | LA County Special Education Representation

Evaluations and Labels

If your child is just about to start school for the first time this upcoming school year, but you are concerned that he may struggle, you […]
January 30, 2019
Test-Taking Tips for Special Education Students | Los Angeles County Special Education

Test-Taking Tips for Special Education Students

Tests can be anxiety-provoking for even the best students, but they can be particularly problematic and even traumatic for special education students who may struggle with […]
November 12, 2018
Education Without an IEP | Los Angeles Family Legal Representation

Education Without an IEP

Many children struggle in school, but not all of them are given IEPs. The reasons for this are numerous. For example, some school districts seem stingier […]
October 1, 2018
Modifications versus Accommodations | Los Angeles Special Education

Modifications versus Accommodations

When parents start looking into special education laws and resources, they most likely feel inundated with a whole new language. There are many terms with which […]
September 7, 2018

The Art of Negotiation

In the ideal world, parents of special needs students would get the perfect IEPs and extra services for their children and be satisfied with what the […]