Monthly Legal Update

May 2022 Legal Update

This month’s update identifies two recent court decisions that address various FAPE issues and remedies for students with dyslexia or behavioral disorders. Download the update and read more. Registration is open for the Lehigh Special Education Law Symposium, June 19-24 (virtual) and the Lehigh Section 504 Coordinators Institute, June 23-24 (virtual). More information at https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/spedlaw/

Monthly Legal Update

June 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.

Monthly Legal Update

February 2021 Legal 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.

Monthly Legal Update

September 2020 Legal Update

This month’s update identifies recent court decisions that illustrate the significance, in some cases, of the parties’ course of conduct as perceived by the court. This judicial balancing of reasonableness and good faith, referred to as the “equities,” is not limited to the remedies, such as tuition reimbursement. It also extends with less frequent prominence… Continue reading September 2020 Legal Update

Monthly Legal Update

April 2020 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns two issues that were subject to recent, published federal appeals court decisions of general significance: (a) tuition reimbursement under the IDEA, and (b) over-identification of “504-only” students for unwarranted accommodations. Click here to download the update and read more.