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Special education due process hearing

What happens when you have your IEP meeting and the school doesn’t give your child what you want? Do you give up or is there way to fight their decision? The answer is yes, you can fight their decision. You can take it to a due process hearing. This hearing is basically a trial whereContinue Reading

How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting

Studies have shown that one in six children are diagnosed with a developmental disability. IEP meetings are the only way to get the special accommodations needed so that your child can have a proper education. Failing to prepare for these meetings can disqualify you from having important accommodations and services. Here is a typical IEP meeting checklist followedContinue Reading

What is an IEP Plan? An Introduction

What is an IEP Plan? An IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan for children who have disabilities. This is a plan that is a contract between the family and the school district that outlines what the child is expected to learn while at the current school. Any child who has a disability is eligible forContinue Reading

Student’s Infliction of “Sharp Pain” Does Not Warrant Removal To IAES

An Arizona school district violated the IDEA when it removed an elementary school student with autism to an interim alternative educational setting (IAES) without justification. The student did not inflict serious bodily injury on another person, an ALJ concluded. However, the ALJ declined to award the student compensatory education, since the IAES provided him meaningfulContinue Reading

Change in Classification May Merit Attorney’s Fees

Change in Child’s Classification Qualifies Parents As Prevailing Party Posted on June 17, 2010 by kamorofflaw.com The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held that the change in a student’s classification was sufficient to confer prevailing party status on the parents, even in light of of the fact that the student received appropriateContinue Reading