July 13, 2021 With many schools having resumed full in-person instruction by this past spring semester or planning for it for the start of the new school year, the frequency and outcomes of pandemic-related legal issues are becoming clearer. The courts are slow in reaching definitive results, but the administrative level of state complaint and… Continue reading COVID-19 Guidance and Case Law: Summer Update
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions illustrating (1) the evolving COVID-19 issues and answers under various legal bases, and (2) the continuing child find and FAPE interpretations and applications under the IDEA. Download the update and read more [PDF]. Additionally, the bonus article, Post Pandemic “Compensatory Services” [PDF] is an overview of the current… Continue reading July 2021 Legal Update
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions illustrating the multi-step analysis and equitable nature of tuition reimbursement. These two cases include the issue of transition respectively as an implicit student-specific placement provision and as an explicit age-specific IDEA requirement. Download the update and read more.
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions respectively illustrating (a) the statute of limitations and substantive FAPE standard under the IDEA, and (b) the alternative of Fourteenth Amendment and Section 504/ADA claims for students with disabilities. Download the update and read more.
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions respectively illustrating (a) the interaction of IDEA with Section 504/ADA and (b) the ongoing evolution of FAPE analysis and remedies. Download the update and read more.
This article provides, in a user-friendly form, a current snapshot of the IDEA's leading issues and emerging answers arising under the pandemic. It is being shared here with the permission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Download the article and read more.
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions addressing issues of “twice-exceptional” students under the IDEA and, alternatively or additionally, Section 504. Download the update and read more.
February 17, 2021 With re-openings increasing across the country on at least a hybrid basis and vaccinations gradually extending to teachers at least in some districts, the outlines of the nature and extent of the FAPE obligation, including the remedies for its denial, are increasingly emerging in recent legal activity specific to students with disabilities.… Continue reading COVID-19 Guidance and Case Law: Winter Update
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions of general significance, specifically addressing (a) FAPE and the remedy of compensatory education, and (b) FAPE and the remedy of tuition reimbursement, along with an added flourish under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Download the update and read more.
Based on the recently issued CRDC data for the 2017-18 school year, this Special Supplement provides the reported percentage of "504-only" students in each school in the country with at least 250 students. For separate analyses of the 504 rates at the state, school district, and school level, respectively, in terms of the overall high… Continue reading Special Supplement: Section 504 Prevalence Rates per School (and Overall State, District, and School Analyses)