5 Things to Do Before Your Next IEP Meeting

Based on our experience representing parents of children with disabilities, we’ve compiled these tips to help you prepare for your next IEP meeting. We hope that these tips will help your meetings be more productive and run more smoothly! 1. Read the Invitation What...

5 Common Misconceptions About Child Find

Child Find is the requirement that school districts find and evaluate children who may have a disability located in their district to determine whether the children need special education services. The requirement covers any child with a disability or who is suspected...

Change in Investigation of OCR Complaints

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced new protocol for its investigation of civil rights complaints. The office revised its Case Processing Manual, which sets forth how OCR investigates and resolves complaints of...

Bullying and the Importance of Notice

In January, the Eighth Circuit issued an opinion in Estate of Chandler J. Barnwell v. Watson, a Section 504 case involving disability-based harassment. The parents claimed the school district violated Section 504 after it failed to intervene in the bullying of their...

Endrew F. Update

Endrew F. Update Last year, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, unanimously rejecting the old standard that only required “merely more than de minimis progress” and holding schools to a higher standard of...