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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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December 7, 2019
Is the U.S. School System Failing Special Needs Students? | LA Special Education

Is the U.S. School System Failing Special Needs Students?

Many special needs families are told in not so many words that they should not hold out too much hope for the future of their children. […]
September 28, 2019
Communicating with Teachers: How Much Is Too Much? | LA Special Education

Communicating with Teachers: How Much Is Too Much?

For the special education student, frequent communication between parents and teachers is critical to continued success in school. Communication can answer important questions, solve critical problems, […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 7, 2019
Tips for Keeping Communication Logs | LA County Special Education

Tips for Keeping Communication Logs

Sending your young child off to kindergarten or elementary school can be difficult as you know that she will be away from you and spending more […]
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 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 […]