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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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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 […]
November 23, 2019
Evaluating Mid-Year Success | LA County Special Education Plan

Evaluating Mid-Year Success

At the beginning of a school year, it is impossible to know whether your child will struggle or thrive in school. While you can prepare him […]
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 […]
August 24, 2019
Back-to-School Organization | LA County Special Education Plans

Back-to-School Organization

Back-to-school season is a harried time for even the most organized parent. Having a special education child can make this season even more difficult as you […]
August 17, 2019
The Benefits of Having an Evaluation | LA County Special Education

The Benefits of Having an Evaluation

It can feel harrowing to have your child go through his first evaluation for special education services. Neither of you may know what to expect, and […]
August 10, 2019
Repeating Grades | LA County Special Education Representation

Preparing for Fourth Grade and Beyond

Although fourth grade may seem just about the same as third grade at first glance, there are actually some major changes to be aware of in […]
July 26, 2019
Repeating Grades | LA County Special Education Representation

Repeating Grades

The news from the school district that your child needs to repeat a grade can seem disheartening. After all, you have put a great deal of […]
April 13, 2019
Finishing the School Year Strongly | LA County Special Education Plan

Finishing the School Year Strongly

While it is certainly important to get a strong start at the beginning of the school year because this is what sets the tone for the […]
April 9, 2019
The Basics of Student Progress Monitoring | LA County Special Education

The Basics of Student Progress Monitoring

You may assume that your child’s progress is being constantly monitored in school. However, if you do not know for sure how your child is being […]
March 29, 2019
Tips for Parents to Address Bullying | LA County Special Education

Tips for Parents to Address Bullying

Bullying can happen to any child of any age, gender, size, socioeconomic level or family background. However, children who have certain disabilities are more likely to […]