Monthly Legal Update

March 2019 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent officially-published court decisions and are of practical significance: (a) FAPE variations, including ABA methodology and transition services, and (b) child find and eligibility complications, including the IDEA statute of limitations, in the case of a gifted child with school attendance and mental health problems. Click… Continue reading March 2019 Legal Update

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May 2018 Legal Update

This month's legal alert summarizes two recent articles, one that is an updated outcomes analysis of the aftermath of Endrew F. upon its first anniversary (“The Aftermath of Endrew F. One Year Later: An Updated Outcomes Analysis”) and the other that is a case law analysis of the obligations to students with disabilities in private… Continue reading May 2018 Legal Update

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September 2017 Legal Update

September's legal alert summarizes two recent officially published federal court decisions, M.L. v. Smith (2017) and F.L v. Board of Education of Great Neck U.F.S.D. (2017). These decisions respectively illustrate (a) a novel issue under the IDEA, and (b) a set of continuing issues, including procedural FAPE (e.g., parental participation), substantive FAPE (e.g., Endrew F.),… Continue reading September 2017 Legal Update

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June 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert examines the immediate effects of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision on current cases specific to the substantive appropriateness of IEPs. A more detailed analysis is forthcoming in the following article, which will be posted on perryzirkel.com after publication later this month: Perry A. Zirkel, “The Supreme Court’s Decision in […]

Monthly Legal Update

May 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert examines the immediate effects of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision on current cases specific to the substantive appropriateness of IEPs. A more detailed analysis is forthcoming in the following article, which will be posted on perryzirkel.com after publication later this month: Perry A. Zirkel, “The Supreme Court’s Decision in… Continue reading May 2017 Legal Update

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March 2017 Legal Update #2: Special Issue for Endrew F.

This month has a special second alert for the Supreme Court's March 22, 2017 decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, which  revisited and refined the Rowley (1982) interpretation of the substantive standard for IEPs.  Click to read my immediate "take" on this centrally significant decision, which directly addresses one side of FAPE and… Continue reading March 2017 Legal Update #2: Special Issue for Endrew F.

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February 2017 Legal Update

This month’s alert provides the following additions to your legal currency: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses CT, NY, and VT and which is the most active federal appeals court under the IDEA, recently issued a significant decision that largely pierces or erodes the methodology barrier. The Supreme Court has held oral arguments… Continue reading February 2017 Legal Update

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December 2016 Legal Update

As the latest additions to your legal currency, this month's alert provides the principal findings of an empirical analysis of the case law concerning the procedural dimension of FAPE, as reported in the following new journal article: Perry A. Zirkel & Allyse Hetrick, (2016). Which procedural parts of the IEP process are most judicially vulnerable? Exceptional Children, 83… Continue reading December 2016 Legal Update