School Year

January 16, 2019

School Discipline and Students with Disabilities: Short-Term Suspensions

For general education students, school discipline can be quite unforgiving.  The only real rights they have with respect to suspensions of 10 days or less are […]
January 1, 2019

Legal Right to an Inclusive Education in California

If district members of your child’s IEP team are attempting to force your child out of the general education setting, there are ways to fight such […]
December 31, 2018
Inclusion Outside the Classroom | Los Angeles Special Education Plan

Inclusion Outside the Classroom

When parents hear the word “inclusion,” they most frequently think of classroom settings where both special education students and their peers are included. However, inclusion is […]
December 21, 2018
How the Inclusive Classroom Should Look | Los Angeles Special Education

How the Inclusive Classroom Should Look

An inclusive classroom is one that includes both special education students as well as their peers who do not need special help. Research has shown that […]

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December 20, 2018
Report Cards and Transcripts | Los Angeles Special Education Planning

Report Cards and Transcripts

Report cards and transcripts are either the joy or the affliction of every parent with school-age children. For the academically-inclined child, these reports can be like […]
August 27, 2018
Short-Term versus Long-Term Planning | Los Angeles Special Education

Short-Term versus Long-Term Planning

Both short-term and long-term planning have a place in special education planning. However, you may see only one type of planning being used for your child. […]
August 15, 2018
Starting the School Year Anxiety-Free | Los Angeles Special Education

Starting the School Year Anxiety-Free

Anxiety is a fact of life for many children who begin something new. They may feel nervous about meeting new children at a playdate or about […]
August 6, 2018
Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine | Los Angeles Special Education

Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine

Back-to-school is right around the corner, and special needs children of any age are going to need a bit of help easing back into their new […]
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 […]
October 27, 2017
Bullying of Special Needs Students | Los Angeles County Special Education

Bullying of Special Needs Students

While bullying is a growing problem for all types, ages, and genders of children, this is particularly a problem for special education students who are often […]
October 20, 2017
School Transportation Issues | Los Angeles Students with Special Needs

School Transportation Issues

The state of California provides specific legal guidelines regarding the transportation of special education students to school from the home. According to the Special Education Transportation […]
October 13, 2017
Dealing with Unexpected School Difficulties | Los Angeles Legal Representation

Dealing with Unexpected School Difficulties

Now that it is October, most families expect their children to be settled in well to the school schedule. They assume that their children will have […]
August 28, 2017
Tips for Working on IEPs for the New School Year | Los Angeles County Special Education

Tips for Working on IEPs for the New School Year

As parents head into the new school year, they should be sure to have a fresh IEP in hand if they have a special needs child. […]
August 14, 2017
School Transportation for Special Education Students | Los Angeles County

School Transportation for Special Education Students

Many parents are trying to decide how their children will get to school this year. Will they drive them themselves, enlist the help of a neighbor, […]