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Special Ed Attorneys, Part 1: When Should You Hire One?

A nice 3 part series from Katie Kelly on when, why and how to pick a special education attorney   Special Ed Attorneys, Part 1: When Should You Hire One?. Know When to Call an Attorney Unfortunately, significant damage sometimes occurs before a parent is even aware that there is…

Does my child need an IEP or a 504 plan or both?

Your child does not need both a 504 plan and an IEP (Individualized Education Program).  If your child has an IEP, any 504 accommodations are included in the IEP. An IEP is the document created under IDEA (Individuals with disabilities education act) to provide individualized education instruction to meet a child’s specific needs.  IDEA and an IEP…

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall. Sadly, the cartoon on this is too true for many parents. via Writing on the Wall.

My child has a disability are they eligible for Social Security Benefits?

There is no real easy answer to this question.  SSI benefits for disabled children are based on several different factors. First, your family income and asset level must be below a certain amount before Social Security will even look at the medical factors.  In other words, if your family makes…

New 8th Circuit Special Education Ruling

T.B., et al. v. St. Joseph School District :: Eighth Circuit :: US Courts of Appeals Cases :: US Federal Case Law :: US Case Law :: US Law :: Justia. home-based program that is not proper under IDEA disqualifies the parents from reimbursement of costs associated with the program…

The Reality of an IEP

I thought long and hard about how to approach this topic without insinuating that parents are doing things wrong and schools are not breaking the law or fighting against giving IEPs. My goal is not to discourage parents from pursuing their legal remedies against a school. Instead, my goal is…

It’s that time of year again – IEP Reviews

for schools to began working on IEPs and reevaluations needed to be finished by the end of the school year.  Are you ready for your child’s meeting? Some quick dos and don’ts  for an IEP meeting. 1)  Do set goals both for this year, 3 years out, 5 years out,…