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Student Can Be Eligible For Special Education With Both A Specific Learning Disability And Other Health Impairment At The Same...

In E. M. v. Pajaro Valley Unified School District (July 15, 2014) No. 12-15743, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a student with an auditory processing disorder could be eligible for special education and related services...more

8/13/2014 - Disability Public Schools Special Education Students

Amended California Special Education Regulations In Effect

Nearly 14 years after President Bush signed the IDEA Improvement Act of 2004, special education regulations found in the California Code of Regulations, title 5, sections 3001-3088, have been updated and became effective July...more

7/16/2014 - Education Reform IDEA Special Education

Legislature Repeals Hughes Bill

On July 1, 2013, the Governor signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 86, an education omnibus trailer bill which took effect immediately. AB 86 repeals the “Hughes Bill” mandate imposed on Local Educational Agencies (“LEAs”) to provide...more

8/23/2013

Individualized Education Program Meeting Held Without Parental Participation Violated Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

A parent claimed the Hawaii Department of Education (“Department”) violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) when it held a student’s annual individualized education program (“IEP”) meeting without...more

6/25/2013 - Disability IDEA Parental Rights Special Education

School District Granted Substantial Attorneys’ Fees Award For Its Defense Of Frivolous Lawsuit Brought By A Student’s Parent

A federal district court found in favor of a school district in a lawsuit filed by a student’s parent under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (“IDEA”) to appeal a decision of an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). The...more

2/14/2013 - ALJ Attorney's Fees Disability Frivolous Lawsuits IDEA Independent Educational Evaluation

OCR Issues Dear Colleague Letter Regarding 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments

On January 19, 2012, the US Department of Education’s (“DOE”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Dear Colleague letter and Questions and Answers regarding the impact of the 2008 amendments to Americans with Disabilities...more

2/8/2013 - ADA Amendments Act Department of Education OCR Public Schools Rehabilitation Act

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