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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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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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]