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 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 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.
This monthly legal alert summarizes two recent cases that are officially published federal appeals court decisions. Mr. P. v. West Hartford Board of Education (2018) illustrates various basic issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Pollack v. Regional School Unit (2018) identifies a potentially significant additional obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click… Continue reading April 2018 Legal Update
November's legal alert summarizes two recent federal appeals court decisions that respectively illustrate the scope of (a) the Section 504/ADA non-interference protection for special education personnel (Frakes v. Peoria School District No. 150 (2017)), and (b) the “prevailing party” status of parents for IDEA attorneys’ fees (Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School (2017)).… Continue reading November 2017 Legal Update
This latest monthly legal alert summarizes two recent officially published federal court decisions, I.Z.M. v. Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District (2017) and I.L. v. Knox County School District (2017), that illustrate a wide range of continuing and emerging issues under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA, including accessible instructional materials, state seclusion/restraints laws, and state education agency (SEA)… Continue reading August 2017 Legal Update
This month’s update provides the highlights and practical implications of one major legal development, plus a customizable Section 504 eligibility form: The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on Feb. 22, 2017 that demarcated the scope of the IDEA’s exhaustion provision, which concerns whether parents must complete the impartial hearing process before proceeding in court. In… Continue reading March 2017 Legal Update #1, including Sec. 504 Eligibility Form