Guardianship

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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March 16, 2019
Help Teenagers Advocate for Themselves | LA County Special Education

Help Teenagers Advocate for Themselves

As a parent of a special needs child, you probably have years of experience advocating for your child. You have worked for years to get the […]
April 27, 2018
Steps for Setting up a Special Needs Trust | Los Angeles Special Education

Steps for Setting up a Special Needs Trust

Because special needs individuals often receive governmental benefits due to their inability to earn money or make enough money to pay for their needs, they must […]
April 20, 2018
How to Plan for Future Financial Needs | Los Angeles Special Education

How to Plan for Future Financial Needs

Any parents know that it costs a great deal of money to get a child from birth to college. In 2017, it was estimated that the […]
April 13, 2018
Music Therapy in Special Education | Los Angeles Special Education

Avoid Classic Financial Planning Mistakes for Your Special Needs Child

While there are many things to consider when caring for your special needs child, financial planning is often the area most fraught with worry for many […]
March 23, 2018
Minimizing Issues with Extended Family | Los Angeles Special Education

Minimizing Issues with Extended Family

As much as you may love your extended family, they may pose some problems for you when it comes to providing for your special needs child. […]
July 12, 2016
Supported Decision Making and Special Needs Teens | Los Angeles Education

Supported Decision Making and Special Needs Teens

While so much of the legal aspect of special needs individuals focuses on children these days, teenagers are also desperately in need of advice, help, and […]
June 14, 2016
When Having a Parent Named as a Guardian is Appropriate

When Having a Parent Named as a Guardian is Appropriate

Guardianship can be difficult for some parents to accept. They may have envisioned something different both for their lives as well as for the lives of […]