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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 21, 2019

NAV Supports End Of Court Oversight Over LAUSD Special Education Services

Newman Aaronson Vanaman LLP has been counsel for the Plaintiff class in the Chanda Smith Lawsuit for more than 20 years. In 1996, Newman Aaronson Vanaman […]
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 […]

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July 13, 2018
How to Prepare Your Child for an Evaluation | Los Angeles Special Education

How to Prepare Your Child for an Evaluation

Before your school-age child can be set up with an IEP or special education services, he or she must be evaluated to prove that there are […]
July 11, 2018
Planning for the First IEP Meeting | Los Angeles Special Education

Planning for the First IEP Meeting

IEP meetings are held at least once per year for every special needs student in the school district. This meeting will include the parents, the teachers […]
June 22, 2018
Data That Parents Should Collect and Keep | Los Angeles Special Education

Data That Parents Should Collect and Keep

Just as you keep records of your taxes, insurance policies and other important papers, you should also be keeping full records on your child’s education especially […]
May 18, 2018
Simplifying Those Acronyms | Los Angeles Special Education Legal Representation

Simplifying Those Acronyms

When parents have a child who is diagnosed with a special need, they will suddenly find themselves in the midst of a very confusing new world. […]
May 4, 2018
Can an Extended School Year Help? | Los Angeles Special Education

Can an Extended School Year Help?

With summer quickly coming, parents are beginning to wonder whether they should have put more thought into an extended school year back in September. This is […]
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 […]
January 19, 2018
Can I Reject My Child’s IEP? | Los Angeles County Special Education

Can I Reject My Child’s IEP?

Many parents feel as though they have no say over their child’s IEP. While they are invited to IEP meetings, they often feel powerless to effect […]
January 12, 2018
Is Special Education Just about Passing Grades? | Los Angeles County IEP

Is Special Education Just about Passing Grades?

So much emphasis is often placed on special education students to succeed academically in school. This is certainly important because good grades are a huge part […]