This month’s update identifies a pair of recent court decisions that illustrate the increasing, although here inconclusive, use of § 504/ADA as an addition or alternative to the IDEA. Download the update and read more.
January 2020 Legal Update
This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent, unpublished federal court decisions of general significance: (a) liability for money damages under the IDEA, and (b) the reverse effect of general education interventions on IDEA child find and eligibility. Click here to download the update and read more.
November 2018 Legal Update
This month’s legal alert summarizes two new cases. First, Avaras v. Clarkstown Central School District (2018) addresses various current issues, including the possible child find-RTI connection. Second, Johnson v. Boston Public Schools (2018), illustrates the generally nondramatic impact of Endrew F. These various issues are further explained and updated in various articles listed in the “Publications”… Continue reading November 2018 Legal Update
February 2018 Legal Update
This legal alert focuses on two recent cases, one including the intersection of child find and RTI under the IDEA (M.G. v. Williamson County Schools (2018)), and the other concerning the IDEA remedies for stay-put violations (Doe v. East Lyme Board of Education (2015, 2017)). Click here to download the update and read more.
January 2017 Legal Update
This month’s alert provides the following additions to your legal currency: Court decisions specific to response to intervention (RTI) continue to be limited in number, legal weight, and implementation guidance. A recent decision from Connecticut is a partial exception. My recent legal update specific to gifted students, published in the current issue of the Journal… Continue reading January 2017 Legal Update
September Legal Update
As a new feature, my site will periodically highlight major new legal developments. This first one (PDF linked below) addresses these three significant additions to your legal currency: new ADA regulations that expand eligibility for 504 plans a Ninth Circuit decision that raises IDEA eligibility issues for proactive practices in general education, such as RTI one… Continue reading September Legal Update