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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 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 […]
December 28, 2019
Helping the Child Who Dreads Holiday Breaks | LA Special Education

Helping the Child Who Dreads Holiday Breaks

While most children look forward to holiday breaks with great anticipation, there are some who dread these days away from school. They may fear that they […]
December 21, 2019
Stay Calm and Carry On | LA County Special Education Planning

Stay Calm and Carry On

With the winter break swiftly approaching or in full swing depending on your district’s calendar, you have probably experienced for yourself just how crazy school breaks […]
December 14, 2019
Holiday Celebrations with Special Needs Children | LA Special Education

Holiday Celebrations with Special Needs Children

Celebrating the holidays in a classroom can seem confusing because of the diversity of the students involved. Some celebrate Christmas while others focus on Hanukkah or […]
November 16, 2019
Keeping Routines Consistent over School Holidays | LA Special Education

Keeping Routines Consistent over School Holidays

Holidays are exciting times for most families because they spend more time with each other, enjoy a bit of downtime, and celebrate with favorite traditions. However, […]
June 29, 2019
Keeping Playdates Safe and Fun | LA County Education Representation

Keeping Playdates Safe and Fun

During the summer, playdates are particularly important for special needs children who may be missing the social activities that they were involved in during elementary school […]
May 21, 2019
Get Ready for a Calm, Productive Summer Break | LA County Special Education

Get Ready for a Calm, Productive Summer Break

With summer break less than a month away for most elementary, middle school and high school students, now is the time to start considering what your […]
April 26, 2019
Making Time for Therapy in a Busy Schedule | LA County Special Education

Making Time for Therapy in a Busy Schedule

Families with special needs children are routinely busy. Not only do they have the usual activities of school and extracurricular activities, but also they must grapple […]
September 18, 2017
Getting Extended Family Involved | Los Angeles County Special Education

Getting Extended Family Involved

One of the biggest hurdles for parents when it comes to caring for their special needs children are getting the extended family on board with their […]
July 28, 2017
Sensory Experiences for Summer Break | Los Angeles County Special Education

Sensory Experiences for Summer Break

Summer break can be a fun or a stressful experience depending on the family. Some parents dread the return of warm weather because it means their […]