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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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February 24, 2020
How to Build Personal Interests into an IEP | LA County Special Education

Signs That Your Child May Have a Hearing Disability

While hearing disabilities are generally rare, they do affect up to four babies out of every 1,000 in the United States. Although common tests ran when […]
February 17, 2020
Building Your Child’s Confidence | LA County Special Education Plan

Top Signs That Your Child Needs Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is a training program designed to help individuals speak more clearly. It may be used for toddlers to learn how to speak or for […]
February 10, 2020
Introducing Your Toddler to a New Social Circle | LA County Special Education Plan

Introducing Your Toddler to a New Social Circle

While building a quality social circle for your special needs toddler may not strike you as being as high of a priority as building your own […]
February 3, 2020
Increasing Personal Motivation in Your Child | LA County Special Education

Increasing Personal Motivation in Your Child

When your child is young, you probably spend much of your time reminding him what to do, praising him for a job well done, and motivating […]
January 31, 2020
Building Your Child’s Confidence | LA County Special Education Plan

Building Your Child’s Confidence

Many children struggle with feeling confident. They may feel concerned about their grades, fearful of making friends, or unsure of their looks. However, high confidence levels […]
January 24, 2020
Five Tips to Thrive in School | LA County Special Education Plan

Five Tips to Thrive in School

School is a huge part of life for any child. While some love their time here and others dread it, the equation for thriving in school […]
January 18, 2020
Meeting New People and Building Friendships | LA County Special Education

Meeting New People and Building Friendships

For many special needs children, it is quite challenging to make new friends. This is particularly true for children who have problems with communication or who […]
January 11, 2020
Keeping Children Active in the Winter | LA County Special Education

Keeping Children Active in the Winter

The generally mild California weather usually helps parents get their children outside during much of the winter months despite the increased coolness in the air. Most […]
September 23, 2019
What to Do Before Requesting a Formal Evaluation | LA Special Education

What to Do Before Requesting a Formal Evaluation

An evaluation can be a stress-free experience if you know what to expect and understand why your child needs an evaluation. Plus, if you are prepared […]
September 14, 2019
Tips for Keeping Communication Logs | LA County Special Education

Empowering Teachers to Help Your Child

It can be easy to tell yourself that once your child is in school for the day, the teachers will take care of everything that needs […]