Physical Disabilities

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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July 6, 2019
Can Yoga Help Your Special Needs Child? | LA County Education Plan

Can Yoga Help Your Special Needs Child?

Yoga is a unique type of exercise that is great for producing good balance, improving flexibility, and helping you become more self-aware. It produces these great […]
June 17, 2019
Physical Therapy Tips for Special Needs Children | LA County Education

Physical Therapy Tips for Special Needs Children

Many special needs children who are facing physical challenges find that regular therapy with a licensed professional physical therapist can help them function better in the […]
May 24, 2019
Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is a part of life for many special needs families. Some children begin working with these therapists before they ever head to school while […]
August 21, 2017
Bullies and Special Needs Children | Los Angeles County Special Education

Bullies and Special Needs Children

No parent wants to think about his or her child being bullied at school, but this is even more difficult to think about as a mom […]
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 […]
June 30, 2017
How to Keep up a Child's Education over Summer Break | NAV Legal Representation

How to Keep up a Child’s Education over Summer Break

Most parents are concerned about their children’s education over summer break. They fear that what was learned during the school year will be quickly forgotten once […]
June 23, 2017
Special Needs Sensory Tools for Summer Break | NAV Legal Representation

Special Needs Sensory Tools for Summer Break

During the school year, most special needs children have easy access to sensory stimulation in their local public schools. Many public schools even offer special indoor […]
May 15, 2017
Best Toys for Special Needs Children | Los Angeles Legal Representation

Best Toys for Special Needs Children

Special needs children often require toys that are different from the mainline options provided to their peers. Depending on the limitations of the child, these individuals […]
May 8, 2017
Best Educational Apps for Special Needs Children | Los Angeles Legal Representation

May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In May, practitioners and families across the United States celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month. Many special needs children have difficulties with hearing, speech or both […]
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. […]