disabilities

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 […]
June 23, 2019
Can Sign Language Help? | LA County Education Legal Representation

Can Sign Language Help?

In the past decade or two, sign language for children has really taken off with many parents teaching their toddlers and even their babies simple signs […]
June 17, 2019
Physical Therapy Tips for Special Needs Children | LA County Education

Physical Therapy Tips for Special Needs Children

Many special needs children who are facing physical challenges find that regular therapy with a licensed professional physical therapist can help them function better in the […]
June 11, 2019
Easing Loneliness during the Summer | LA County Special Education

Easing Loneliness during the Summer

The summertime brings all sorts of major changes to young children’s lives. Their routines are gone, and they no longer see their friends every day. Special […]
May 30, 2019
Benefits of Drama Camps for Special Needs Children | LA County Special Education

Benefits of Drama Camps for Special Needs Children

Summer camps can be particularly helpful for children as well as their parents. Not only do they free up adults’ time so that they can continue […]
May 24, 2019
Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is a part of life for many special needs families. Some children begin working with these therapists before they ever head to school while […]
May 11, 2019
Tips for Working with Speech Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Speech Therapists

A surprising number of children have problems with speech, including children who have no other noticeable medical problems or mental delays. In fact, statistics from the […]
September 11, 2017

International Ataxia Awareness Day

On Monday, September 25, 2017, people around the world will dedicate the day as International Ataxia Awareness Day. Organizations around the world promoting a better awareness […]
May 8, 2017
Best Educational Apps for Special Needs Children | Los Angeles Legal Representation

May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In May, practitioners and families across the United States celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month. Many special needs children have difficulties with hearing, speech or both […]
February 3, 2017
Sensory Gyms for Children with Special Needs | Los Angeles Education Plans

What Is Rare Disease Day?

Often thought of merely as a disease one has never before heard of, rare diseases actually encompass a variety of disorders that are often seen in […]