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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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January 24, 2020
Five Tips to Thrive in School | LA County Special Education Plan

Five Tips to Thrive in School

School is a huge part of life for any child. While some love their time here and others dread it, the equation for thriving in school […]
December 14, 2019
Holiday Celebrations with Special Needs Children | LA Special Education

Holiday Celebrations with Special Needs Children

Celebrating the holidays in a classroom can seem confusing because of the diversity of the students involved. Some celebrate Christmas while others focus on Hanukkah or […]
November 23, 2019
Evaluating Mid-Year Success | LA County Special Education Plan

Evaluating Mid-Year Success

At the beginning of a school year, it is impossible to know whether your child will struggle or thrive in school. While you can prepare him […]
October 12, 2019
Helping Special Needs Students Get Used to Technology | LA Special Education

Helping Special Needs Students Get Used to Technology

Children these days often seem to know more about technology than their parents or teachers do. Turning on a tablet or playing a game on a […]
October 5, 2019
Can Schools Really Help with Emotional Support Goals? | LA Special Education

Can Schools Really Help with Emotional Support Goals?

When you think of your child’s Individualized Education Plan, commonly called an IEP, you most likely think of the academic goals listed on it. While school […]
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 […]
April 20, 2019

Tips for Special Needs Caregivers

Caregivers of special needs children often feel beaten down by their many responsibilities. They may feel as if no one understands what they are going through […]