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If you have a child with autism and currently have a legal concern or conflict with your child’s public school, attorneys with the NW Justice Project will consult with parents on special education issues including the development and implementation of IEP plans, school discipline, expulsion, placement, ESY, 504 plans, etc. 95 more words


Charter School's Expulsion of Student without Evaluating Him for Special Education Eligibility Violates the IDEA : Parent was NOT required to request the evaluation

A Michigan charter school violated the IDEA by expelling a student with ADHD and oppositional defiant behavior without first evaluating his special education eligibility. It didn’t matter that the child’s guardian had not requested an evaluation.   295 more words

Children With Disabilities

Least Restrictive Environment Applies to Extended School Year

Students with disabilities who need extended school year (ESY) are entitled to receive those services in the least restrictive environment. This is true even if the school district does not offer a summer program to students without disabilities. 366 more words

Children With Disabilities

Case Study: Sellers v. The School Board of Manassas

This following is a screenr I developed to explain the case of the Sellers v. The School Board of Manassas (1998), in which Kristopher Seller (plaintiff) was identified by The School Board of Manassas, Virginia (defendant), as having a learning disability and emotional disturbance at age 18. 40 more words

Special Education Law

School Psychologist's Assumption Student's Poor Performance Was Marijuana-induced Laziness Causes Problems for Texas District

In Fort Bend Independent School District v. Z.A. Douglas A. 62 IDELR 231 (S.D. Tex. Jan 29, 2014), a school psychologist terminated a teenage student’s counseling sessions after just one session because the counselor assumed the student’s educational issues were due to marijuana use rather than the after-effects of the student spending four years in a Russian orphanage and severe depression and anxiety. 286 more words

Children With Disabilities

A Legal Perspective on Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs in the Schools: The Intersection of Civil Rights and the "Appropriateness" Standard

If you are a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, it is often difficult, if not impossible, for you to understand the process of determining what services your child should be receiving.  197 more words