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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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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. […]
April 17, 2017
How to Know When Legal Counsel Is Necessary for IEP Meetings | NAV Law

How to Know When Legal Counsel Is Necessary for IEP Meetings

IEP meetings can turn out in a variety of ways based on the school district, the attendees and the child. Many of these meetings turn out […]
April 10, 2017
How Visual Impairments Affect a Child’s Schooling | Los Angeles Special Education

How Visual Impairments Affect a Child’s Schooling

Visual impairments have a real effect on learning in the classroom. These children typically qualify for special education services but may still struggle to learn adequately. […]
April 3, 2017
Celebrate Autism Awareness Month | Los Angeles Children Development

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

Every April, communities and individuals across the United States gather to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. They don the definitive puzzle-piece ribbons that denote autism spectrum disorder, […]
March 24, 2017
Home Modifications for Disabled Children | Los Angeles Legal Representation

Home Modifications for Disabled Children

Besides specialty health care, families with disabled children will also find themselves spending extra money on home modifications that will make the home accessible and safe […]
March 17, 2017
Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month | Los Angeles Law

Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Every March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is celebrated across the country in schools, homes, businesses and clinics. This special celebration was begun by President Ronald Reagan […]
March 10, 2017
Transition Guide to Adulthood Published by U.S. Department of Education

Transition Guide to Adulthood Published by U.S. Department of Education

Although this discussion may not come into play for many years in special needs families, the idea of transitioning from high school into adulthood is one […]
March 3, 2017
Learning More about Special Needs Trusts | Los Angeles Legal Representation

Learning More about Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts are often set up on behalf of a disabled or mentally challenged client who is called the beneficiary. Most of the time, a […]
February 24, 2017

The Importance of Endrew F. v Douglas

While not widely talked about across the country, numerous legal advisors and lawyers in the United States are closely following the case of Endrew F. v […]
February 17, 2017
Helping Special Needs Students Celebrate Valentine’s Day | Los Angeles NAV Law

Helping Special Needs Students Celebrate Valentine’s Day

For many, Valentine’s Day is a fun celebration of love and friendship, where good friends or those who like each other exchange cards and gifts. In […]