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Illinois lags in so many ways but for once I am proud to be an Illinoisan. They have taken a strong stance against disability discrimination at this time of COVID. Still have much to worry about but perhaps this statement... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Special Education Law Blog
It is hard to believe that for nearly the last 6 years my son has been a participant in an amazing program called Arts of Life at the Glenview, Illinois campus. This program has given real meaning to my son's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Special Education Law Blog
Many schools are and have not been creative in how they plan or deliver instruction for children with special needs. Under ordinary circumstances that is a problem. Today lacking in creativity is the difference between students with special needs getting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Special Education Law Blog
It appears that this pandemic of COVID-19 is a time that lawmakers such as Senator Lamar Alexander and others are ready and willing to basically exempt school districts from their obligations under IDEA. At this time our students need more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Special Education Law Blog
As advocates, our goal is to prepare our children with special needs for further education, employment, and independent living. For many of our students, successful employment may be contingent upon implementation of workplace accommodations. But how do we know which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Special Education Law Blog
In an ongoing effort to role back more progressive and supportive guidance the current Department of Education under Secretary DeVos revoked prior guidance and policy documents designed to protect students including those with disabilities. The National Center for Learning Disabilities... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
At our office we have had an ongoing battle with Chicago Public Schools creating its own set of rules for when they will provide home bound instruction. They frequently make up rules under the heading "that is not the way... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
I know there are so many things going awry these days and rights that were long recognized are being plowed over, and here is the latest example in Gary B. v. Snyder. Download No Fundamental right to read_decision. Some how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
It has happened again--yet another school shooting in our country with multiple fatalities. This shooting is the 16th school shooting this year, an average of about one every week. Parents and teachers are terrified, students are marching, politicians are offering... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
COPAA, the Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, released a statement after the Parkland shootings urging us not to use yet another school shooting tragedy as an impetus to marginalize students with emotional issues and mental illness but to remind... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
While I am still digesting the report that just came out, I wanted to share it more broadly. CPS is one of the biggest district's in the US and has huge problems that I see everyday far beyond the parameters... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
While I do not represent families through the maze of social security benefits, it is an important issue that needs to be a factor in transition planning. Navigating the world of such social security entitlement programs as Supplemental Security Income... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
Women across the world are embracing the hashtag #MeToo to publicly share their own experiences with sexual abuse and assault and to seek empowerment. The result of this movement has sent shock waves through our society as powerful figures in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
The dust has begun to settle since the passing of last month’s tax bill, which is informally known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Being neither an accountant nor a tax specialist, It’s difficult to discern what remains in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Special Education Law Blog
The current round of tax "overhaul" legislation and repeal of net neutrality rules will have wide ranging and mostly negative effective on students with disabilities. This blog is the first in a series of blogs on the effects of these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
Mass shootings keep happening. Mental illness is the easy answer but not the cause. Almost monthly we read about horrific shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, or small towns in Texas and California. The subsequent finger pointing continues as to why... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
Special education advocates were excited with last March’s Supreme Court ruling on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District and its determination that students must make “appropriately ambitious” progress in their special education programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
Milestones; what are they? We hear about them from the moment our children are diagnosed, for some, born. For most of us, they're not even mile"stones"; they're pebbles, fragments, grains of sand, achievements so small, so tiny, so minuscule that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
Hurricanes hit the most vulnerable the hardest and that applies without a doubt to people with disabilities. The death of Benilda Caixeta, of New Orleans tragically underscores this point. Ms. Caixeta was found drowned in her apartment, next to her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school policies with regards to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
The following is an action alert from COPAA: On Monday, the U.S. Senate will begin debate its bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, to replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill is being touted as better than the House bill... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
The following is a reproduced statement as to the critical need to save Medicaid from Trumpcare. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) jeopardizes healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable children: students with disabilities and students in poverty. Specifically, the AHCA... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a huge victory for parents in resetting the Rowley standard for the first time in more than 30 years. See decision-- The Court ruled that schools to "meet its substantive obligation under the Individuals... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
The U.S. Department of Education in January 2017, just released a very comprehensive guide to transition services. Download Postsecondary-transition-guide-2017-3. Transition planning is one of the most vital functions of having an IEP for all students. An IEP is not an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog
The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a victorious ruling for parents in Fry v. Napoleon Download Fry decision that will open up avenues of judicial enforcement of rights without the need for taking cases through due process first, and then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Special Education Law Blog