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Special Education Law Update

Friday, 04 March 2016 14:13

ninth circuitOn March 3, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion in A.G. v. Paradise Valley USD, No. 13-16239, a special education case. The Opinion has important implications for parents who are challenging a school district after the parents have agreed to the IEP or failed to make a specific request for services.

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ESY Alternatives

Friday, 19 February 2016 10:07

 

kidsAttention parents! If your school district does not have an extended school year (ESY) program that meets your child’s special needs, you may want to suggest one of several programs available at other locations, including Lawrence School and LeafBridge Specialized Services.  LeafBridge offers two four week sessions in the summer.  Click here for more information.

- Posted by Attorney Linda Gorczynski

 

Attention parents! If your school district does not have an extended school year (ESY) program that meets your child’s special needs, you may want to suggest one of several programs available at other locations including Lawrence School and LeafBridge Specialized Services.  LeafBridge offers two four week sessions in the summer.  See the attached flyer for more information.

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When is Modified Curriculum Appropriate and How Modified Should it Be?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:55

classroomIs your child’s IQ is well below average? Does your child’s IEP exempt your child from standardized tests or note that she should take modified assessments? Is she “pulled out” into a resource room for any academic subject, such as Math or Language Arts? Is it clear from her homework that she is unable to learn at the same depth or speed as her typical peers? If your answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then ask the IEP Team if your child should be receiving a modified curriculum, and then ask them to identify what grade level curriculum she should be receiving.

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The Parental Right of an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:16

evalParents and evaluators have expressed significant confusion about the parental right of an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). Can a school district deny an IEE request? Who selects the evaluator? Can an IEE include an observation? Can the school district impose cost controls?

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