Monthly Legal Update

September 2019 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent, published federal court decisions and are of general significance: (a) the longstanding but continuing application of the two-part test for eligibility under the IDEA, and (b) the new, difficult issue of medical marijuana when legally prescribed for students with disabilities. Click here to download the… Continue reading September 2019 Legal Update

Monthly Legal Update

July 2017 Legal Update

This monthly legal alert reports two very recent cases that illustrate the continuing litigation concerning two major issues for students with disabilities--peer harassment, including bullying, and special education eligibility, including the "need prong." Both are from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: (1) Doe v. Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District (2017) for peer harassment under Section 504… Continue reading July 2017 Legal Update